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Most of the violations of chapter 316, Florida Statutes, are classified as non-criminal traffic infractions. Florida law, however, provides for several traffic violations that are classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Those offenses are listed in section 318.17, Florida Statutes, as follow:

  • Driving under the influence § 316.193, 316.1932,
  • Second refusal to submit to testing 316.1939
  • Reckless Driving (§ 316.192)
  • Making false crash reports § 316.067
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash (§§ 316.027, 316.061, 316.063(2))
  • Making false crash reports § 316.067
  • Willfully failing or refusing to comply with any lawful order or direction § 316.072(3)) of any:

Types of Traffic Crimes in Florida

- law enforcement officer
-member of a fire department
- traffic accident investigation officer
- traffic infraction enforcement officer
  • Obstructing a weight and safety officer of the Department of Transportation § 316.545(1)
  • Violating federal rules and regulations regarding transportation of hazardous materials § 316.302(5)(b)
  • Participating in Racing on a Highway § 316.191(3)
  • Selling or installing improper sunscreening material § 316.2956
  • Willful violation of load restrictions resulting in serious bodily injury or death § 316.520(3)(b)
  • Obstructing a street or highway for purposes of solicitation § 316.2045(2)
  • Selling or installing improper sunscreening material § 316.2956