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The Florida Statutes

The 2005 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
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Chapter 316, Florida Statutes 2005

TITLE XXIII

MOTOR VEHICLES

CHAPTER 316

STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL

316.001  Short title.

316.002  Purpose.

316.003  Definitions.

316.006  Jurisdiction.

316.007  Provisions uniform throughout state.

316.0075  Operator use of commercial mobile radio services and electronic communications devices.

316.008  Powers of local authorities.

316.0085  Skateboarding; inline skating; freestyle bicycling; paintball; definitions; liability.

316.027  Crash involving death or personal injuries.

316.061  Crashes involving damage to vehicle or property.

316.062  Duty to give information and render aid.

316.063  Duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property.

316.064  When driver unable to report.

316.065  Crashes; reports; penalties.

316.066  Written reports of crashes.

316.067  False reports.

316.068  Crash report forms.

316.069  State to tabulate and analyze crash reports.

316.070  Exchange of information at scene of crash.

316.071  Disabled vehicles obstructing traffic.

316.072  Obedience to and effect of traffic laws.

316.073  Applicability to animals and animal-drawn vehicles.

316.074  Obedience to and required traffic control devices.

316.0741  High occupancy vehicle lanes.

316.0745  Uniform signals and devices.

316.0747  Sale or purchase of traffic control devices by nongovernmental entities; prohibitions.

316.075  Traffic control signal devices.

316.0755  Pedestrian control signals.

316.076  Flashing signals.

316.0765  Lane direction control signals.

316.077  Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.

316.0775  Interference with official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals.

316.078  Detour signs to be respected.

316.079  Duty to yield to highway construction workers.

316.08  Requirements of flagpersons.

316.081  Driving on right side of roadway; exceptions.

316.0815  Duty to yield to public transit vehicles.

316.082  Passing vehicles proceeding in opposite directions.

316.0825  Vehicle approaching an animal.

316.083  Overtaking and passing a vehicle.

316.084  When overtaking on the right is permitted.

316.085  Limitations on overtaking, passing, changing lanes and changing course.

316.087  Further limitations on driving to left of center of roadway.

316.0875  No-passing zones.

316.088  One-way roadways and rotary traffic islands.

316.089  Driving on roadways laned for traffic.

316.0895  Following too closely.

316.090  Driving on divided highways.

316.091  Limited access facilities; interstate highways; use restricted.

316.1001  Payment of toll on toll facilities required; penalties.

316.121  Vehicles approaching or entering intersections.

316.122  Vehicle turning left.

316.123  Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.

316.1235  Vehicle approaching intersection in which traffic lights are inoperative.

316.125  Vehicle entering highway from private road or driveway or emerging from alley, driveway or building.

316.126  Operation of vehicles and actions of pedestrians on approach of authorized emergency vehicle.

316.130  Pedestrian obedience to traffic control devices and traffic regulations.

316.1301  Traffic regulations to assist blind persons.

316.1303  Traffic regulations to assist mobility-impaired persons.

316.1305  Fishing from state road bridges.

316.1355  Driving through safety zone prohibited.

316.151  Required position and method of turning at intersections.

316.1515  Limitations on turning around.

316.152  Turning on curve or crest of grade prohibited.

316.154  Starting parked vehicle.

316.155  When signal required.

316.156  Signals by hand and arm or signal lamps.

316.157  Method of giving hand and arm signals.

316.1575  Obedience to traffic control devices at railroad-highway grade crossings.

316.1576  Insufficient clearance at a railroad-highway grade crossing.

316.1577  Employer responsibility for violations pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossings.

316.159  Certain vehicles to stop at all railroad grade crossings.

316.170  Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings.

316.171  Traffic control devices at railroad-highway grade crossings.

316.172  Traffic to stop for school bus.

316.183  Unlawful speed.

316.185  Special hazards.

316.187  Establishment of state speed zones.

316.189  Establishment of municipal and county speed zones.

316.1895  Establishment of school speed zones, enforcement; designation.

316.1905  Electrical, mechanical, or other speed calculating devices; power of arrest; evidence.

316.1906  Radar speed-measuring devices; evidence, admissibility.

316.191  Racing on highways.

316.192  Reckless driving.

316.1923  Aggressive careless driving.

316.1925  Careless driving.

316.193  Driving under the influence; penalties.

316.1932  Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal.

316.1933  Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force.

316.1934  Presumption of impairment; testing methods.

316.1935  Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer; aggravated fleeing or eluding.

316.1936  Possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles prohibited; penalties.

316.1937  Ignition interlock devices, requiring; unlawful acts.

316.1938  Ignition interlock devices, certification; warning label.

316.1939  Refusal to submit to testing; penalties.

316.194  Stopping, standing or parking outside of municipalities.

316.1945  Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.

316.195  Additional parking regulations.

316.1951  Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

316.1955  Enforcement of parking requirements for persons who have disabilities.

316.1957  Parking violations; designated parking spaces for persons who have disabilities.

316.1958  Out-of-state vehicles bearing identification of issuance to persons who have disabilities.

316.1959  Handicapped parking enforcement.

316.1964  Exemption of vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities from payment of parking fees and penalties.

316.1965  Parking near rural mailbox during certain hours; penalties.

316.1967  Liability for payment of parking ticket violations and other parking violations.

316.1974  Funeral procession right-of-way and liability.

316.1975  Unattended motor vehicle.

316.1985  Limitations on backing.

316.1995  Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path.

316.2004  Obstruction to driver's view or driving mechanism.

316.2005  Opening and closing vehicle doors.

316.2014  Riding in house trailers.

316.2015  Unlawful for person to ride on exterior of vehicle.

316.2024  Coasting prohibited.

316.2025  Following fire apparatus prohibited.

316.2034  Crossing fire hose.

316.2035  Injurious substances prohibited; dragging vehicle or load; obstructing, digging, etc.

316.2044  Removal of injurious substances.

316.2045  Obstruction of public streets, highways, and roads.

316.2051  Certain vehicles prohibited on hard-surfaced roads.

316.2055  Motor vehicles, throwing advertising materials in.

316.2061  Stop when traffic obstructed.

316.2065  Bicycle regulations.

316.2068  Electric personal assistive mobility devices; regulations.

316.2074  All-terrain vehicles.

316.208  Motorcycles and mopeds.

316.2085  Riding on motorcycles or mopeds.

316.209  Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic.

316.2095  Footrests, handholds, and handlebars.

316.211  Equipment for motorcycle and moped riders.

316.212  Operation of golf carts on certain roadways.

316.2122  Operation of a low-speed vehicle on certain roadways.

316.2124  Motorized disability access vehicles.

316.2125  Operation of golf carts within a retirement community.

316.2126  Use of golf carts and utility vehicles by municipalities.

316.2127  Operation of utility vehicles on certain roadways by homeowners' associations.

316.215  Scope and effect of regulations.

316.216  Authority of department with reference to lighting devices.

316.217  When lighted lamps are required.

316.220  Headlamps on motor vehicles.

316.221  Taillamps.

316.222  Stop lamps and turn signals.

316.2225  Additional equipment required on certain vehicles.

316.224  Color of clearance lamps, identification lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, reflectors, and deceleration lights.

316.225  Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps and side marker lamps.

316.226  Visibility requirements for reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps and marker lamps.

316.227  Obstructed lights not required.

316.228  Lamps or flags on projecting load.

316.229  Lamps on parked vehicles.

316.2295  Lamps, reflectors and emblems on farm tractors, farm equipment and implements of husbandry.

316.231  Lamps on other vehicles and equipment.

316.233  Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.

316.234  Signal lamps and signal devices.

316.235  Additional lighting equipment.

316.237  Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.

316.238  Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.

316.2385  Requirements for use of lower beam.

316.239  Single-beam road-lighting equipment.

316.2395  Motor vehicles; minimum headlamp requirement.

316.2396  Number of driving lamps required or permitted.

316.2397  Certain lights prohibited; exceptions.

316.2398  Display or use of red warning signals; motor vehicles of volunteer firefighters or medical staff.

316.2399  Special warning lights for buses or taxicabs.

316.240  Standards for lights on highway maintenance and service equipment.

316.241  Selling or using lamps or equipment.

316.242  Revocation of certificate of approval on lighting devices.

316.251  Maximum bumper heights.

316.252  Splash and spray suppressant devices.

316.253  Vehicles used to sell ice cream and other confections; display of warnings required.

316.261  Brake equipment required.

316.262  Performance ability of motor vehicle brakes.

316.263  Maintenance of brakes.

316.267  Brakes on electric-powered vehicles.

316.271  Horns and warning devices.

316.272  Exhaust systems, prevention of noise.

316.293  Motor vehicle noise.

316.2935  Air pollution control equipment; tampering prohibited; penalty.

316.294  Mirrors.

316.2951  Motor vehicle windows; definitions.

316.2952  Windshields; requirements; restrictions.

316.2953  Side windows; restrictions on sunscreening material.

316.2954  Windows behind the driver; restrictions on sunscreening material.

316.29545  Window sunscreening exclusions; medical exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles exempt.

316.2955  Window sunscreening material; compliance labeling; tolerances.

316.2956  Violation of provisions relating to windshields, windows, and sunscreening material; penalties.

316.2957  Exemption for motor vehicle manufacturers.

316.299  Rough surfaced wheels prohibited.

316.300  Certain vehicles to carry flares or other devices.

316.301  Display of warning lights and devices when vehicle is stopped or disabled.

316.302  Commercial motor vehicles; safety regulations; transporters and shippers of hazardous materials; enforcement.

316.3025  Penalties.

316.3026  Unlawful operation of motor carriers.

316.303  Television receivers.

316.304  Wearing of headsets.

316.3045  Operation of radios or other mechanical soundmaking devices or instruments in vehicles; exemptions.

316.400  Headlamps.

316.405  Motorcycle headlights to be turned on.

316.410  Taillamps.

316.415  Reflectors.

316.420  Stop lamps.

316.425  Lamps on parked motorcycles.

316.430  Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.

316.435  Lighting equipment for motor-driven cycles.

316.440  Brake equipment required.

316.445  Performance ability of motorcycle brakes.

316.450  Brakes on motor-driven cycles.

316.455  Other equipment.

316.46  Equipment regulations for mopeds.

316.500  Exceeding weight and length; penalties.

316.510  Projecting loads on passenger vehicles.

316.515  Maximum width, height, length.

316.516  Width, height, and length; inspection; penalties.

316.520  Loads on vehicles.

316.525  Requirements for vehicles hauling loads.

316.530  Towing requirements.

316.535  Maximum weights.

316.545  Weight and load unlawful; special fuel and motor fuel tax enforcement; inspection; penalty; review.

316.550  Operations not in conformity with law; special permits.

316.555  Weight, load, speed limits may be lowered; condition precedent.

316.560  Damage to highways; liability of driver and owner.

316.565  Emergency transportation, perishable food; establishment of weight loads, etc.

316.600  Health and sanitation hazards.

316.605  Licensing of vehicles.

316.610  Safety of vehicle; inspection.

316.6105  Violations involving operation of motor vehicle in unsafe condition or without required equipment; procedure for disposition.

316.611  Tandem trailer equipment and use.

316.613  Child restraint requirements.

316.6131  Educational expenditures.

316.6135  Leaving children unattended or unsupervised in motor vehicle; penalty; authority of law enforcement officer.

316.614  Safety belt usage.

316.6145  School buses; safety belts or other restraint systems required.

316.6146  Transportation of private school students on public school buses and public school students on private school buses; agreement.

316.615  School buses; physical requirements of drivers.

316.620  Transportation of migrant farm workers.

316.635  Courts having jurisdiction over traffic violations; powers relating to custody and detention of minors.

316.640  Enforcement.

316.645  Arrest authority of officer at scene of a traffic crash.

316.646  Security required; proof of security and display thereof; dismissal of cases.

316.650  Traffic citations.

316.655  Penalties.

316.656  Mandatory adjudication; prohibition against accepting plea to lesser included offense.

316.660  Disposition of fines and forfeitures collected for violations.

316.70  Nonpublic sector buses; safety rules.

316.72  Buses simulating school buses in color and insignia; conditions of use.

316.75  School crossing guards.

316.80  Unlawful conveyance of fuel; obtaining fuel fraudulently.

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