No Excuses

“Driving under the influence (DUI) inhibits your ability to drive safely. Alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, prescriptions, or over-the-counter medications can cause impairment. Driving impaired puts you and everyone else on the road in danger.

The Florida Highway Patrol and law enforcement officers statewide are trained to spot the signs of impaired driving. They are constantly monitoring roadways to keep everyone safe on the Florida roads.

Be accountable on the road.

It is the duty of the Florida Highway Patrol and law enforcement officers to keep Florida’s roadways safe, but it is also every driver’s responsibility to do their part. If you have consumed any alcohol or drugs, you need to ask yourself, “Am I okay to drive?”

Drinking and Driving

The legal drinking age in Florida is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol can be cited for a second-degree misdemeanor, which can lead to costly court fees, fines and other lasting consequences. It is illegal to sell alcohol to anyone under 21 or buy alcohol for anyone under 21.

Possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle (in motion or stopped) by the driver and or the passenger(s) is a violation of Florida law.

Remember, a person’s judgment is the first thing affected after drinking an alcoholic beverage; impairment begins with the first drink.”

Find more from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (USA, March 2021)

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