Following Too Closely

If you received a ticket for “following too closely,” then contact an attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. for any ticket in Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Miami-Dade County, FL. A violation of the statute for "following too closely” is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation. § 316.0895(4), Fla. Stat.

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. 

Traffic Tickets for Florida Statute Section § 316.0895

Under Florida Statute Section § 316.0895(1), Fla. Stat., the driver of a motor vehicle may not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances. The driver must give due regard for the speed of other vehicles and for the traffic upon, and the condition of the highway.

Under § 316.0895(2), Fla. Stat., when traveling on a roadway outside of a business or residence district, the driver of any motor truck, a motor truck drawing another vehicle, or a vehicle towing another vehicle or trailer, may not follow within 300 feet of another motor truck. 

Florida law does not prevent the driver from overtaking and passing. Likewise, under § 316.0895(2), Fla. Stat., the law does not apply upon any lane specially designated for use by motor trucks or other slow-moving vehicles. 

Under § 316.0895(3), Fla. Stat., except when vehicles are being driven in funeral processions, a vehicles driven on any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, must be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each vehicle so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger.


This article was last updated on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

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