With Memorial Day approaching, many people are packing their bags to travel all over the state of Florida. Some are visiting family members. Others are going on vacations. Channel 4 News in Jacksonville reported:
“AAA predicts more people will travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other since the recession…. The travel organization predicts 36.1 million Americans will travel Memorial Day weekend, including more than 1.87 million Floridians. It expects travelers will venture 50 or more miles away from home, which is a 1.5 percent increase over last year. Nationwide, travel between Thursday and Monday is projected to be the second highest since 2000, after 2005…. AAA said the number of people in Florida traveling by road, rail and sky this year will increase in each category, but said the majority of people will travel by road.”
This means that there will likely be a lot of police officers on patrol issuing Florida speeding tickets. May people will be traveling on popular interstates, such as I-95 and I-10. The last thing that someone wants is to go out of town on vacation and return home with a Jacksonville traffic ticket. If you do receive a ticket in Nassau, St. Johns, Clay or Duval County, contact a Jacksonville ticket lawyer. Call 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525. If you pay the ticket, you may receive points on your driving record. It is best to avoid this. Too many points could result in a Florida drivers license suspension. It could also lead to higher car insurance rates.
Also, be sure to drive safely. There may be emergency vehicles or police cars stopped on the side of the road. Follow the Florida move over law. If you are involved in a car accident, do not leave the scene of the accident. This is known as a hit and run accident in Florida, and it could result in criminal charges. Do not drive if your Florida drivers license has been suspended. You could be arrested or issued a notice to appear for driving on a suspended or revoked license.
As always, be a safe and courteous driver. There will be more drivers on the road this weekend, which may lead to more car accidents. If you do receive a Florida ticket, do not let is ruin your vacation. Contact a Jacksonville lawyer with experience in traffic court to help you.