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Driving too Slow in Florida Can Get You Ticketed

It is not just speeding that can get you ticketed. Under a new Florida Transportation Bill, HB 7125, which goes into effect July 1, 2013, it is illegal for drivers in Florida to drive 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit, on all roadways with 2 or more lanes going in the same direction, and fail to get over for faster vehicles approaching from the rear. If you do, you can be ticketed with a $60 fine and receive a 3 point moving violation penalty against your license. However, this law will not apply to drivers in the left lane preparing to turn left at an intersection.
This law is in addition to the 50 mph minimum speed on all national highways when the posted speed limit is 70 mph requirement, which the Highway Patrol also tickets as a moving violation.
The purpose of this law is safety. It is believed that it will help reduce traffic congestion and dangers caused by an angry driver stuck behind a slow driver that does not move over, such as road rage, tailgating, rear-end collisions, and weaving in and out of road lanes.

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Leslie A. Goller

Leslie has dedicated her career to championing consumers – whether they were harmed by big corporations, dangerous products, medical mistakes, accidents, or an unsafe environment – no issue is too big for her to tackle. She successfully prevented an incinerator from being built at University Hospital (now UF-Jacksonville), which would have polluted the air with toxic chemicals and obtained significant restrictions of other Jacksonville hospital incinerators resulting in cleaner air.