Monthly Archives: September 2011

Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching an Intersection In Which the Traffic Light Is Inoperative?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.1235, Florida drivers who are approaching an intersecting where the traffic lights of said intersection are not working (inoperative) shall treat the stop as a stop sign. The method of stopping is governed by section 316.123(2), Florida Statutes. Drivers must stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if there is no stop line before entering the cross walk, or at the point nearest the intersection roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection. After stopping, the driver shall … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Entering Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley, or Building?

Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.125 – Vehicles Entering Highways from Private Road or Driveway or Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building, Florida drivers have a duty to yield the right-of-way in certain circumstances. 1. Drivers who are about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, building, private road or drive way MUST yield the right-of-way to ALL vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard. 2. Drivers who are exiting an alley, building, private road or driveway within … Continue reading

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Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver When an Emergency Vehicle Is En Route to an Existing Emergency?

Florida traffic laws are unclear as to who has the right-of-way on Florida street, highways and other roadways. Florida law only states who has a duty to yield (give up) the right-of-way. As a general rule of Florida traffic law, every driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or other operate of a motorized vehicle (i.e., moped) must do everything possible to avoid a crash. Florida drivers and pedestrians have a duty to yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles while said vehicles are en route to an existing emergency. This duty is established under Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State … Continue reading

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