Travel Guide to Florida - - WELCOME TO FLORIDA -

Florida is easy to ex­plore by ve­hi­cle. Bring your own, or if you’re at least 25, rent one. Visi­tors ages 16 and up hold­ing li­censes from other states or coun­tries may drive in Florida. Cash is no longer ac­cepted on some Florida toll roads. Pur­chase a SunPass Mini Sticker transpon­der at one of the more than 3,100 re­tail lo­ca­tions for US$4.99 plus tax. A min­i­mum open­ing bal­ance of US$10 is re­quired. Most ren­tal cars come with a SunPass.

Driv­ers and front-seat pas­sen­gers must wear seat belts. All chil­dren un­der 18 are re­quired to wear seat belts, re­gard­less of where they are sit­ting. Chil­dren, three and younger, must be se­cured in a fed­er­ally ap­proved child-re­straint seat in the back seat; chil­dren, ages four and five, also must be in the back seat and se­cured by a chil­drestraint seat or a safety belt.

Florida has strict drunk driv­ing laws and tex­ting while driv­ing is il­le­gal. Pedes­tri­ans al­ways have the right of way at cross­walks. And re­mem­ber, hot pave­ment acts like ice when rain first hits it, so be cau­tious driv­ing dur­ing rain show­ers.

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