Effective October 1, 2009, What Are The New Florida Traffic Laws Concerning Red Light Running, Failing To Stop For School Buses, Reckless Driving, And Highway Racing?

A: Effective October 1, 2009, first-time offenders of red light running, failing to stop for a school bus, reckless driving, or racing on Florida highways will be required to take a state-approved “driver improvement course.” Under current law, the course is not required until the second offense of red light running in one year. According to the new law, if violators fail to take the required course within 90 days of receipt of the notice, they will lose their driver’s licenses until they complete the course.

In addition to the existing fines associated with each of the above-listed violations, the state of Florida will require offenders to pay $65 more, money which will go toward trauma centers in the state. Contact the Office of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. if you have been injured due to a driver who ran a red light, a reckless driver  or failed to stop for a school bus.