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Driving Tips

Remember to drive on the right side of the road.

Legal speed limits are posted on the right side of the road.

You may turn right at a red light after coming to a complete stop, unless a sign indicating “no right on red” is posted at the intersection.

4 way and 3 way junctions, take your time, whoever gets to the junction before you, goes before you.

Headlights must be on from dusk to dawn, as well as in fog or rain.

Turn off windscreen wipers when stopping at tollbooths.

When law enforcement vehicles are in one of the “break-down” lanes, either assisting a motorist or pulling over a speeding vehicle, you must move to the far lane, away from the police.

Law requires wearing your seat belt. In addition, children under age 4 or less than 40 pounds (15 kg) must be in a child car seat, usually available from your car hire company.

Driving while drinking alcohol or while under the influence of alcohol is illegal. Appoint a “designated driver” in your group who will drink only non-alcoholic beverages and drive home safely.

Drivers may dial *FHP on Florida interstates and highways in an emergency to reach the Florida Highway Patrol (state police).

Some interstate highways have tolls – The Florida Turnpike (Ocala to Homestead), Alligator Alley (1-75)between Miami and Naples), and the Bee Line Expressway (Orlando to Cape Canaveral) are examples.
Many coastal islands have bridges at which a fare is also charged.

Carry your Driver’s License at all times. Do not forget to carry your car rental papers and insurance in the car.

Adhere to the speed limits the police are very strict and use radar to trap speeders. Speed limits range from 15mph in school zones up to 70 mph on the highway (motorway).

Speeding fines are stiff and are doubled in construction zones. Do not forget to pay your fine before returning home or you might face difficulties on your next visit.

Children aged 5′ and under must be in a car seat and do not forget to buckle up your seat belts.

It is against the law to have an open container of alcohol in your car or the trunk and you might get arrested on suspicion of intoxication. All sealed alcohol containers must be placed in the trunk. The driver will be held responsible even if he is not the one who is drinking.

School Buses – On a 2-way street, cars traveling in both directions MUST stop for a stationary school bus with flashing red lights. Remain stopped until the bus moves off. This does not apply if you are driving in the opposite direction to the bus on a dual carriageway. If you are driving in the direction as the bus, you must also stop and do not overtake.

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