Starting July 1, 2019, Florida motorists can be stopped and cited for texting and driving. The first violation for drivers is a non-moving offense with no points assessed to the driver’s record. The second violation is a moving violation with three points assessed to the driver’s record. In most circumstances, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers will issue warnings for texting and driving through December 31, 2019, to provide drivers with additional education of the new law. Exceptions would apply in extremely dangerous driving situations.
Starting October 1, 2019, wireless communications devices can only be used in a hands-free manner when driving in a designated school crossing, school zone, or active work zone area. Drivers will be issued warnings through December 31, 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, drivers will be cited for using any wireless communication devices in a handheld manner in a work zone or school zone.
Our offices will be closed on the 4th of July. For a list of our Holiday Hours you may visit Our Office Calendar and Best Times to Visit.
Have a happy an safe Holiday!
We appreciate the amazing work of the teachers in Alachua County and throughout Florida. When a Florida resident purchases or renews this Support Education specialty tag, $20 goes directly back to support schools, teachers and students in the county where the tag is registered.
Help to save the lives of others by registering to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor. You may enroll on Florida’s organ and tissue donor registry when you apply for or renew your driver license or ID card at your local driver license office or tax collector’s office. You can also register online at RegisterMe.org. If you are unable to enroll online or via the driver license or tax collector’s office, you can contact Donate Life Florida, and they will mail a registration form to you.
Donate Life Florida PO Box 51772 Sarasota, FL 34232, Phone: 941-308-1019, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the Stories of Hope of those whose lives have been changed forever through organ, tissue and eye donation: https://www.donatelifeflorida.org/stories/
Congratulations to our 2019 Management Academy Graduates, Melissa, Colette and Regina! This program offered through the Alachua County Office of Organizational Development and Training has prepared them for the management, supervision & development of employees. Great job ladies! Thank you for your commitment to the program.