Florido trafficIn Florida makes driving fun: The roads are mostly "straight on", even in towns the traffic is often four or multi-track, there are, in the centers of the few large cities always plenty of parking while shopping, in a restaurant, etc. My German license is valid for a stay of up to six months, unless a hike, then other rules apply. A gas station you can always find in your area and the locals drive particularly in South Florida already with the "Caribbean close" rest of its neighboring islands. Nevertheless, there are rules, of which we have put together the most important below.

  • applies in the US right-hand traffic and overtaking is possible in Florida from left and right.

  • The speed limit on most highways is 65 or 70 mph (miles per hour). These are 104 or 112 km / h. Some States may be driven on the highways even 75 mph. The rate is always indicated. In urban areas, is the speed limit 55 mph. In towns and cities you can drive between 30 and 45 mph, near the school often only 15 mph when yellow lights are flashing. One must always pay attention to the signs.

  • There is belt and child safety seat regulations, but a motorcycle helmet laws only in some states.

  • Wonderful: At red lights you must turn right, after being previously come to a standstill. Prohibition signs at some intersections usually larger lift to this rule. In New York City may not be bent at red lights right.

  • In Germany unimaginable: At intersections with four equal streets the first incoming car has the right of way. This works in Florida ever. If several vehicles simultaneously, applies right before left.

  • Emergency vehicles such as fire, police, ambulance is to make space by forming an alley quickly and safely.

  • Drinking and driving is forbidden in some states may be even throughout the vehicle not carrying open alcohol container. The alcohol limit is 0,08% and non-compliance may lead to severe penalties.

  • Apart roadside a police vehicle whose policeman taking care of a road user, you have to go as far as possible the track of the right to a further to the left.

  • When a bus stops on a one-lane road, the traffic flow on both lanes must stop until the bus is driven again. In multi-lane roads, the bus may be happening at a walking pace.

  • If you stopped by a police vehicle, you have to pull over. Remain calm sitting in the car and not dig you in the alleged license search in bags or in the glove compartment. Traffic cops are very strict in Florida, but are also very friendly to European travelers. Do not discussions, but show remorse and promise to do better.

Sat, Feb 23, 2019


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