is your first visit to Florida you may find these driving hints
and tips useful. Please read the following guidelines which are
intended to help you and your family have a relaxed and enjoyable
before your departure that you are in possession of your full
driving licence as well as other documents.
- You will
be asked for your driving licence when you pick up the rental
vehicle on your arrival.
your UK driving licence with you at all times when using the
rental vehicle. (You maybe stopped by a patrol officer)
5 and Under must by law travel in a car child seat.
- You must
be over 21 years of age to rent and drive.
a right hand turn at a red light is permitted unless otherwise
posted. You must stop - then proceed with caution only when
the way is clear to do so.
If you see a yellow school bus carrying children which stops to
drop off children - it will have flashing lights and display a
STOP signal at the rear left hand side of the bus - you must stop
WHICH EVER DIRECTION YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN. The only exception
is if the road is dual carriageway and you are travelling in the
opposite direction to the bus.
- By law,
children age four and under must be in a child's car seat. Always
wear your seat belts, whether in the front or rear seats.
- No drinking
and driving. This is closely monitored in Florida and the penalties
are very harsh. You are not even allowed to carry alcohol in
the car unless it is in the boot.
keep to the speed limit at all times. Fines are very expensive
- If it
starts to rain, turn on your headlights as well as your wipers,
it's the law!
- If you
are involved in an accident you must immediately telephone the
police and obtain a police report.
you have your windscreen wipers on, you must use your dipped
- On the
Freeways, you'll find the major difference is that cars overtake
on both sides, and some exits are on the left! There are no
service stations on the Freeways but there's usually one near
- When it
is necessary to leave valuables in your car, lock them out of
- As you
cross over a junction, you may notice a suspended road name
sign, this is the name of the road you are crossing, not the
road you are on.