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Florida Driver Licenses Receive Major Makeover

newLicenseToday may end up being one of the few remaining days before Florida’s driver’s licenses receive a major facelift. Beginning in August, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will begin issuing licenses and ID cards intended to provide better security.

While the primary goal may be security related, the license changes are also cosmetic. The front of the card will feature the state seal in a new pastel color and the state acronym over a plain white base. Flipping the card around, the back will have an image of Florida resting along the waves of the ocean and the year 1845, signifying when Florida entered the union as the 27th state. As for the driver’s portrait, the background will be transparent and it will appear in four different spots on the ID.

The new license design boasts close to double the protection against fraud compared to the existing design, including the use of ultraviolet (UV) ink.

Florida drivers with a current or recently renewed license won’t have to upgrade to the new design unless it is about to expire or they need to change their name and address. The rollout is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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Be Aware of Teenage Driving Laws

teenDriverNow that summer is in full swing, there are a greater number of teenage drivers out on the Florida roadways. Unlike adults, there are certain laws and restrictions that apply to teenagers that they must abide by to avoid running into trouble while allowing them to build their driving skills and experience.

To obtain a Learner’s License, the driver must be at least fifteen years old. Even once the driver has received his or her Learner’s License, he or she is only allowed to drive during the daylight hours during the first three months of receiving their Learner’s License. After these first three months, the driver’s curfew extends to 10 pm. With a Learner’s License, the driver must be accompanied by a passenger with a valid driver’s license who is at least age 21.

Drivers age sixteen with an Operator’s License cannot be on the roadways during the hours of 11 pm to 6 am unless they are driving to or from work or they are accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or over. Similarly, seventeen year old drivers cannot be on the roads from 1 am to 5 am, with the same exceptions as sixteen-year-old drivers with an Operator’s License.

Underage drivers should be aware that driving is a privilege and a parent is capable of rescinding their license, essentially canceling their driving privileges.

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Use Your Turn Signal, It’s the Law

turnSignalFun fact: the turning signal, or blinker, has been a staple safety feature in vehicles since it was introduced way back in 1939. Yet if you’ve spent any time on the Miami roadways, you’ve probably noticed many drivers don’t use it. With a turning signal, a driver can indicate that he or she intends to change lanes or make a turn, potentially preventing collisions while also reducing the odds of road rage. Another fun fact Florida drivers may not be aware of: it’s also required by law to use it.

“Turn signal neglect” has become a major problem. Drivers who’ve chosen not to use it are responsible for over a million collisions every year across the country per research provided by the Society of Automotive Engineers. What’s even more startling is that these collisions are more than twice those caused by another driving epidemic: distracted driving.

There is a theory that if a driver uses their turn signal, the vehicle(s) around it will feel as if they are about to be cut off or will end up falling behind, which in turn causes them to accelerate. It’s common for road rage to occur due to a driver intentionally speeding up to prevent another driver from coming into their lane when using their turn signal.

This update is brought to you by the Miami traffic ticket lawyer team of team of Hochman & Goldin, P.A. We can assist you with criminal traffic violations and are ready to answer your questions. Please call 305-665-1000 to speak with a Miami speeding ticket lawyer today.

 

Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws Fall Through the Cracks

yougonnaDieAre you fed up with drivers endangering the roads as they text? You’re going to have to put up with it for at least another year. Several bills aimed at distracted driving that were up for Florida Legislature review didn’t even make it to a hearing.

Some of the bills that failed to see any progress were HB 47 which would have given police the authority to ticket drivers caught texting while driving in a school zone. A law that would have allowed law enforcement to pull over drivers age 18 and under caught texting behind the wheel also failed to gain any traction.

And so, with little progress made towards stricter texting while driving laws, it will remain a secondary offense in the state of Florida. In case you don’t know what this means, it means a law enforcement officer must see the driver commit a primary offense such as running a stop sign or speeding before they are allowed to receive a texting citation.

The bills aside, distracted driving remains a major problem in the country. Fatalities due to distracted drivers increased by more than eight percent in 2015. In Florida alone, over 200 people were killed in 2015 crashes where distracted driving was involved.

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Professor Seeks to Raise Distracted Driving Awareness

distractedDriverJay Winsten is a Harvard University professor well-known for being the man responsible for introducing the idea of having a designated driver. Fast forward several years, and Winsten now finds himself attempting to tackle the rampant problem of distracted drivers.

Winsten is currently in talks with federal and local Massachusetts officials to try and develop an effective campaign and message aimed at raising public awareness. The campaign would have one major goal in mind: to convince drivers their sole responsibility is to focus exclusively on driving the car. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 3,400 people were killed because of distracted driving in 2015, and the problem has only continued to grow since then.

Americans are certainly aware of the risks, but surveys show that they perhaps foolishly believe they can multitask while on the road. Interestingly enough, these same people say they do fear becoming a victim of someone who happens to be texting, taking selfies, or checking their social media account while on the road. The situation is very similar to drivers who have had too much drink but still believe they can safely get behind the wheel.

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Texting While Driving Bill Clears a Hurdle

textDriveFlorida’s ongoing efforts to take a stronger stance against the rampant issue with texting while driving took a positive turn earlier this month after passing its first hurdle. Senate Bill 144 (SB 144) received the okay from a transportation sub-committee. Originally, SB 144 was aimed at making texting while driving a primary violation if the driver was age eighteen or younger, but a quick amendment at the last minute tweaked the age range to include drivers of all ages.

SB 144 and another bill that serves as a companion of sorts still faces an uphill climb as it makes its way through several additional sub-committees before it reaches the hands of the legislature in hopes of being voted into law. Despite the small gain, the forward momentum is certainly welcome news as lawmakers continue their fight against texting and driving.

Besides SB 144, another bill called SB 1742 being spearheaded by a State Senator was also tweaked. With this bill, a driver caught texting while driving in a school zone or at a school crossing would be committing a primary offense. This bill and its revision would remove the need for a law enforcement officer to witness another traffic violation before he or she could pull the driver over.

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Hochman & Goldin PA Will Take Care of Your Speeding Ticket!

According to the Florida DMV, nearly 5 million traffic citations are issued each year, with the majority of these being handed out to drivers who were caught speeding. If you are one of those drivers, you likely thought there was no other option but to pay the ticket. However, by paying a ticket you are automatically pleading guilty. This will automatically result in points on your license. Once you receive points on your license, they can never be removed. Points on your license can lead to increased insurance rates, policy cancellation, and even license suspension.

At Hochman & Goldin PA, we have the most competitive price for our civil traffic infraction services in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties- an amazing $69 flat fee. For this easy price, our qualified Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyers will handle your case efficiently, attend all courtroom appearances for you, and work diligently to get your case dismissed. If you choose to pay the ticket, you must attend and pay for four hours of traffic school, and your infraction will still be entered onto your driving record. We guarantee no points on your license or your money back. The fee is for each civil infraction and does not include court room costs.

In addition to civil traffic infractions, Hochman & Goldin, P.A handles cases fighting speeding tickets, red light and camera violations, and toll violations (including MDX, toll-by-plate, and Sunpass). We also provide expunging and sealing services for criminal records, and offer consultation in criminal traffic charges.

Call our law firm and speak to one of our superb attorneys, who can determine the right course on a case-by-case basis, and save you both time and money. A Miami Speeding Ticket Lawyer can be hired by phone (305-665-1000), mail, fax (305-661-7244), and email (info@ticketlawfirm.com). Our friendly staff can help you in English and Spanish. For more information, you can also explore our website, which features include a page that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, information about the law firm, and listing of testimonials from previously satisfied clients. Peruse our blog section will provide additional updates and information to users.

We Will Handle Your Speeding and Civil Traffic Tickets at the Most Competitive Price in South Florida

Did you know that by paying a ticket you are automatically pleading guilty? This will automatically result in points on your license. Once you receive points on your license, they can never be removed. Points on your license can lead to increased insurance rates, policy cancellation, and even license suspension.

At Hochman & Goldin PA, we have the most competitive price for our civil traffic infraction services in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties- an amazing $69 flat fee. For this easy price, our qualified Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyers will handle your case efficiently, attend all courtroom appearances for you, and work diligently to get your case dismissed. If you choose to pay the ticket, you must attend and pay for four hours of traffic school, and your infraction will still be entered onto your driving record. We guarantee no points on your license or your money back. The fee is for each civil infraction and does not include court room costs.

In addition to civil traffic infractions, Hochman & Goldin, P.A handles cases fighting speeding tickets, red light and camera violations, and toll violations (including MDX, toll-by-plate, and Sunpass). We also provide expunging and sealing services for criminal records, and offer consultation in criminal traffic charges.

Call our law firm and speak to one of our superb attorneys, who can determine the right course on a case-by-case basis, and save you both time and money. A Miami Speeding Ticket Lawyer can be hired by phone (305-665-1000), mail, fax (305-661-7244), and email (info@ticketlawfirm.com). Our friendly staff can help you in English and Spanish. For more information, you can also explore our website, which features include a page that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, information about the law firm, and listing of testimonials from previously satisfied clients. Peruse our blog section will provide additional updates and information to users.

Our Competitive Flat Fee of Just $69 for Speeding and Civil Traffic Tickets

Did you know that by paying a ticket you are automatically pleading guilty? This will automatically result in points on your license. Once you receive points on your license, they can never be removed. Points on your license can lead to increased insurance rates, policy cancellation, and even license suspension.

At Hochman & Goldin PA, we have the most competitive price for our civil traffic infraction services in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties- an amazing $69 flat fee. For this easy price, our qualified Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyers will handle your case efficiently, attend all courtroom appearances for you, and work diligently to get your case dismissed. If you choose to pay the ticket, you must attend and pay for four hours of traffic school, and your infraction will still be entered onto your driving record. We guarantee no points on your license or your money back. The fee is for each civil infraction and does not include court room costs.

In addition to civil traffic infractions, Hochman & Goldin, P.A handles cases fighting speeding tickets, red light and camera violations, and toll violations (including MDX, toll-by-plate, and Sunpass). We also provide expunging and sealing services for criminal records, and offer consultation in criminal traffic charges.

Call our law firm and speak to one of our superb attorneys, who can determine the right course on a case-by-case basis, and save you both time and money. A Miami Speeding Ticket Lawyer can be hired by phone (305-665-1000), mail, fax (305-661-7244), and email (info@ticketlawfirm.com). Our friendly staff can help you in English and Spanish. For more information, you can also explore our website, which features include a page that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, information about the law firm, and listing of testimonials from previously satisfied clients. Peruse our blog section will provide additional updates and information to users.

Caught Speeding? Call Us About Our $69 Civil Traffic Infractions Services

Did you know that by paying a ticket you are automatically pleading guilty? This will automatically result in points on your license. Once you receive points on your license, they can never be removed. Points on your license can lead to increased insurance rates, policy cancellation, and even license suspension.

At Hochman & Goldin PA, we have the most competitive price for our civil traffic infraction services in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties- an amazing $69 flat fee. For this easy price, our qualified Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyers will handle your case efficiently, attend all courtroom appearances for you, and work diligently to get your case dismissed. If you choose to pay the ticket, you must attend and pay for four hours of traffic school, and your infraction will still be entered onto your driving record. We guarantee no points on your license or your money back. The fee is for each civil infraction and does not include court room costs.

In addition to civil traffic infractions, Hochman & Goldin, P.A handles cases fighting speeding tickets, red light and camera violations, and toll violations (including MDX, toll-by-plate, and Sunpass). We also provide expunging and sealing services for criminal records, and offer consultation in criminal traffic charges.

Call our law firm and speak to one of our superb attorneys, who can determine the right course on a case-by-case basis, and save you both time and money. A Miami Speeding Ticket Lawyer can be hired by phone (305-665-1000), mail, fax (305-661-7244), and email (info@ticketlawfirm.com). Our friendly staff can help you in English and Spanish. For more information, you can also explore our website, which features include a page that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, information about the law firm, and listing of testimonials from previously satisfied clients. Peruse our blog section will provide additional updates and information to users.