If you received a ticket for “driving too slowly,” then contact an attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. for any ticket in Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Miami-Dade County, FL. Under § 316.183(7), Fla. Stat., a noncriminal traffic infraction can be issued for driving too slowly for the conditions which is punishable as a moving violation.
The traffic ticket attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. have offices in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, FL. Our attorneys represent clients for driving violations throughout Palm Beach County and Broward County, FL. Call (561) 515-5834 today to discuss your case.
In many cases, driving at a slow rate of speed of a motor vehicle on a public road or highway does not necessarily constitute a traffic violation. Although a maximum speed fixed by statute can be used as prima facie evidence that the speed was reasonable, that rule does not imply that all motor vehicle travel must proceed at that speed or that driving at a lesser speed must be considered improper.
In some cases, however, operating a vehicle at an abnormally slow speed may be used to show that the driver negligently create a hazard upon a highway designated and customarily used to carry fast-moving traffic.
Under § 316.183(5), Fla. Stat. (often called Florida’s “slow-speed” law), it is unlawful to drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to constitute a hazard to life, limb, or property or to block or impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.
In Florida, no person may drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with the law.
It is a defense to the citation if the reduction in speed was in response to a dangerous condition. Slowing down under such conditions. In fact, under § 316.183(4), Fla. Stat., every driver must reduce a vehicle’s speed when:
In fact, a violation of the statute for "failing to reduce speed" is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation under § 316.183(7), Fla. Stat.
This article was last updated on Friday, November 4, 2016.
No Points No School No Court Or your money back*
* Some restrictions apply. Non-Criminal infractions only. Court costs additional, if any. Call for more information.
...A long weekend vacation in Palm Beach resulted in the potential for serious consequences that could have set me back in unimaginative ways. M+B was a truly incredible legal advocate and was always accessible within minutes to answer questions and discuss the progress of the case within the system - truly remarkable. I could not have retained better legal representation in my case in Palm Beach County.
I just had to commend you on the outstanding job you did on behalf of your client in court yesterday. If my clients were ever to ask me if I know of a good DUI defense attorney, I know to whom I can refer them!
I was facing hard prison time and punishment. [Larry] did everything to pull strings and get me into rehab. After meeting with many therapists I finally got one to diagnose me successfully with Bipolar. Thanks to Larry I have been sober since 6/19/09. My health is great and my family life is amazing. It's because he saw something in me and my family that I wasn't just an alcoholic there was something that told me it was something else.
I was charged with a felony and facing the scary thought of losing my job, but thank you Attorney Steven Bell for helping me. Now I’m able to keep my job and take care of my family. I am truly amazed by your service, and you for understanding what I have to deal with. To me I’m very impressed by way you handled my case and was here to listen and make things OK!
Mr. Steven Bell, Words cant explain how thankful I am for you and your firm. I was facing felony charges and even looking at doing 5 years in jail! Not only did you fight for me, you got my case dismissed and dropped. For that, I don't have words to say “thank you” you were always kind and believed in me. You looked for every opportunity and you won! Thank you for being my guardian angel in disguise and steering me in the right direction. You are forever my “too go guy” thank you soooo much!