Today, I ate lunch with a friend and was introduced to her 15 year old son. He told me that he was studying so he could take his restricted drivers license test. I told him a few funny DMV stories and how, until I turned 18, that I drove around in my mother’s minivan (so cool, I know). I was immediately transported back to that age – remembering my father teaching me how to drive and how excited I was when I finally received my drivers license, etc…
While I represent those who are injured in an accident (and also mostly not at fault). I get a lot of questions from people who cause accidents (free consultations keeps my phone ringing). While we don’t accept these people as clients, I am always happy to refer these cases to great attorneys who can help. After talking to my friend’s son, it occured to me that most 15 and 16 year olds will know the answer to many of the questions I am asked…because that information is all in the Florida Drivers Handbook that we all studied so we could pass the written portion of our driving exam. If you want a refresher, the book is online here: (Florida Drivers Handbook). I also thought that I would summarize some of the answers found in the Florida Driver Handbook based on some of the most frequently asked questions that come my way.
How to Have Your License Suspended
Other than being a bad driver (accumulating a certain number of points), you can also have your license suspended by failing to do any of the following: carry automobile insurance; stop for a school bus; get caught stealing; pay child support; failing to pay your traffic citation; and refusing to take a breathylizer or other alcohol test.