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Handbook provided courtesy ofOver 10 Million Happy Customers - Floridas #1 Online Trafc School!Florida Drivers LicenseHANDBOOK2 0 1 5$6.95REPLACEMENTCOSTA MESSAGE TO PARENTS,STEP-PARENTS, AND GUARDIANS:Youandyourteenareaboutto embarkonanewadventureby taking an exciting and important stepintohisorheradulthood -obtainingalearnerspermit andlater,adriverslicense. Yourteenssafetyisournumber onepriorityand,assuch, LowestPriceTrafficSchool.com provides the following services to assist your teen in becoming a knowledgable and safe driver:4 hour Drug & Alcohol Course(required to get a permit available ONLINE)DMV Prep Course(recommended to learn the rules of the road)DMV Learners Permit Written Test(required to get a permit available ONLINE)Additionally,weareprovidingyouwiththis2015Drivers LicenseHandbooksoyourteencanlearnFloridasroad rulestohelphimorherprepareforpassingtheLearners Permit Test. Werecommendthatyouretainthiscopyfor themtoreferbacktoevenaftertheyobtainthelearners permitsotheycancontinuetogainknowledgeand become a safe driver.A MESSAGE TO STUDENTS:LearnersPermitsandDriversLicensesopennew opportunities,newfreedoms,andnewresponsibilites. Indeed,asalicenseddriver,youwillhavearesponsiblityto protectyourself,yourpassengers,andothersontheroads and highways.This is no idle responsiblity.That means you and others need tobebuckledupbeforethewheelsrolloneachandevery trip,nomatterhowshortthedistance.Youalsohavea responsibilitytobefocusedontheroad-notdistractedby phone calls - and, of course, never text and drive.Remember,yousharetheroadwithotherdriversandyou need to be considerate, courteous, and safe.No matter who you are, no one is invincible.Always stay cautious, alert, and sober.You never knows what lies ahead.So, study and retain this handbook - it will help you gain the knowledge that you needtopassyourDMVwrittenexamavailableONLINEat LowestPriceTrafcSchool.comandbecomeasafedriverin the years ahead.Ken UnderwoodNational Safety CommissionDisclaimerThe Florida Drivers Handbook covers many condensed and paraphrased points of Floridas laws and provides safety advice not covered in the laws. The handbook is not a legal authority and should not be used in a court of law. The Florida Drivers Handbookis printedinvolumeandcopies alreadyobtainedwill not refect any changes made by Legislature regarding fees or laws passedafter the revisiondate.The National Safety Commission, Inc., d/b/a LowestPriceTrafcSchool.com, is an authorized provider of the online Class E Knowledge Exam(DMV Exam). It is not an employee or representative of the Florida DHSMV and cannot issueor guaranteetheissuanceof adriver licensetoanyperson. Remember: Driving is a privilege and not a right. Protect yourself and others by knowing the laws and drivingsafely. WarningUnder section 322.212 (5), Florida Statutes, it is a third degree felony to use a false or fctitious name in any application for a driver license or identifcation card, or to knowingly make a false statement, knowingly conceal a material fact, or otherwise commit a fraudinany suchapplication. Violators face immediate arrest and, upon conviction, penalties uptoamaximumfneof $5,000andimprisonment upto5years.TheFloridaDepartmentofHighwaySafetyandMotor Vehicles(DHSMV)willsuspendthedrivingprivilegeforone year of any person who makes a fraudulent application for a Florida driver license.Under section 322.36, Florida Statutes, it is unlawful for any person to authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle to be operatedbyanypersonwhodoes not holdavaliddriver license.Public RecordsFloridalawandsoundrecords management practices requirethe collection of certain personal information in the driver licensing process. This personal information identifes an individual and is used for records management, driver improvement, fnancial responsibility, andlawenforcement purposes.Failuretoprovidetherequiredinformationwillresult indenialofalicenseoridentifcationcard.Falsifcation ofinformationmayresultinprosecution.Floridalaw specifesthatalldocumentsorothermaterialmadeor receivedinconnectionwiththetransactionofofcial businessbyanyagencyarepublicrecords.Inadditionto alldocuments,informationtakenfromthemissubject topublicdisclosureunderFloridasPublicRecordslaw. Thispersonalinformation,includingname,addressand driverlicensenumberisconfdentialbylaw,butmaybe giventolawenforcementagencies,insurancecompanies, creditbureaus,lendinginstitutions,andanyother 3TABLE OF CONTENTSSECTION 1 CONTACT INFORMATIONDHSMV Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Crash Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Driving Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Emergency Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Florida GrandDriver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7On-Line License Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7On-Line Motor Vehicle Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Other Important Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . 7Florida DOT 511. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Move Over Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Florida Organ and Tissue Donor Program . . . . . . . . . 8SECTION 2 THE FLORIDA DRIVER LICENSEWho Needs a Florida License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Who Does Not Need a Florida License . . . . . . . . . . 10Classifed Driver Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Identifcation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Non U.S. Citizens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Social Security Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Address Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Parental Consent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Trafc Law Substance Abuse Education. . . . . . . . . 13Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Purpose of Driver License Examination . . . . . . . . . . 13Testing Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Examination Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Examination Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Vision Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Examinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Physical and Mental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Restrictions and Endorsements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Selective Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Sexual Ofenders/Predators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Career Ofender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Voluntary Contributions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18SECTION 3 OBTAINING YOUR LICENSE /ID CARDLearners License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Class E License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19License Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20License Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Motorcycle Only License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Motorcycle Also License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Identifcation Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Change of Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Name Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Non-Immigrants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Veterans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22SECTION 4 DRIVING PRIVILEGEDriving a Motor Vehicle in Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Revocation, Suspension and Cancellation. . . . . 24The Point System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Red Light Cameras/Infractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Mandatory Restriction for Minors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Zero Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Driving While Under the Infuence. . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Other Serious Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Administrative Hearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Insurance Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Crashes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Littering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Road Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30SECTION 5 DRIVING SAFETYDistracted Driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Getting Ready to Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Driving Safety for Mature Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32When You Back Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Avoiding Rear-end Collisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Emotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Basic Driver Improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Protecting Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Speed Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Following Ofcers and Firemans Instructions. . . . . . 43Crossing Intersections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Right-of-Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Stop Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Open Intersections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Roundabouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Driveways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Emergency Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .