FLORIDA STATUTES

Florida laws (which include South Florida) are based on the Florida Constitution which defines how the statutes must be passed into law and defines the limits of authority and basic law that the Florida Statutes must comply with. This also includes laws regarding motor vehicles and state uniform traffic control which can be found of Title XXIII, Chapter 316 of the Statutes.

Some parts of the statutes concerning transportation include:

316.002 Purpose.--It is the legislative intent in the adoption of this chapter to make uniform traffic laws to apply throughout the state and its several counties and uniform traffic ordinances to apply in all municipalities. The Legislature recognizes that there are conditions which require municipalities to pass certain other traffic ordinances in regulation of municipal traffic that are not required to regulate the movement of traffic outside of such municipalities. Section 316.008 enumerates the area within which municipalities may control certain traffic movement or parking in their respective jurisdictions. This section shall be supplemental to the other laws or ordinances of this chapter and not in conflict therewith. It is unlawful for any local authority to pass or to attempt to enforce any ordinance in conflict with the provisions of this chapter.

316.071 Disabled vehicles obstructing traffic.--Whenever a vehicle is disabled on any street or highway within the state or for any reason obstructs the regular flow of traffic, the driver shall move the vehicle so as not to obstruct the regular flow of traffic or, if he or she cannot move the vehicle alone, solicit help and move the vehicle so as not to obstruct the regular flow of traffic. Any person failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be cited for a nonmoving violation, punishable as provided in chapter.