Traffic Control Violations
The most common Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law offenses include "running a red light" or "failing to stop at a stop sign." You can also get a citation because of a red light camera.
Even attempting to avoid a traffic control device under Florida Statute § 316.074(2) can lead to a civil traffic citation for a moving violation. Under Florida Statute § 316.074(3), a moving violation can occur even if no device was in place.
Most violations for disobeying a traffic control device are classified as a noncriminal traffic violation under § 316.074(6), Fla. Stat.
Attorneys for Traffic Control Violations in Florida
After receiving a traffic ticket for failing to obey a traffic control device, contact an experienced traffic ticket lawyer at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. with offices in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL. Before you pay the traffic ticket, get convicted, and receive the points for the moving violation, call us for a free consultation.
From our offices in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, we represent clients with a traffic control violation in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Orlando, and other major and smaller cities throughout the State of Florida.
Call (561) 500-5000.
Florida Traffic Control Device Requirements
The requirements for a traffic control device are found in the Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law. It might be a defense to the violation if, at the time of the offense, the device was not working properly or could not be seen.
Another defense involves being directed by a police officer to violate the traffic control device. Other defenses involve exceptions for the drivers of authorized emergency vehicles under § 316.074(1), Fla. Stat.
Florida Statute § 316.074(4), presumes the device was placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority when it is in a position approximately conforming to the Uniform Traffic Control Law. This presumption can be overcome by other evidence.
The Different Types of Traffic Control Devices in Florida
Florida law provides for several different types of traffic control devices including:
- Stop sign
- 4-Way Stop
- Do Not Enter
- No U-Turn
- No Turn on Red
- No Passing
- No Right Turn
- Must Turn
- Divided Highway Ahead
- Speed Limit
- Speeding Fines Doubled
- Begin Right Turn
- Center Turn Lane
- Turn Lanes
- No Turns
- Emergency Stopping Only
- Restricted Lane Ahead
- Exit Speed
This article was last updated on Friday, March 23, 2018.