We provide online and classroom Florida Traffic School. Also offer Parent & Family Stabilization Class online. Campuses in Tampa, Orlando & Kissimmee.
Nations offers Online Florida Traffic School and is certified to teach 7 Traditional Classroom defensive driving courses. Classes include 4 hour BDI ticket class, 8 hour Aggressive Driving Course, 8 Hour Traffic School Class, 8 Hour DWLS/R Course, 12 hour ADI Course and New Drivers (TLSAE) course. Internet classes are approved by all 67 Florida counties and include Certificates mailed to students for Free. Classroom courses feature seminar style classes focusing on traffic law, safety and personal responsibility with Completion Certificates provided on the day of class. Campuses are located in Tampa, Orlando, and Kissimmee. School is certified by Florida and a member of the Florida Providers for Traffic Safety. Nations also provides Adult Education classes for the DCF Certified Parent Education & Family Stabilization Class, Court Ordered Anger Management Course and US certified Bankruptcy & Debt Education Course.
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Move Over Law Imagine you are driving down the Florida Turnpike at 70 MPH and you see an FHP officer on the right shoulder with their lights on and a car pulled over. Do you stay in the right lane and fly by the officers car? Move Over The Move Over Law requires you to move over a lane or slow down to 20 MPH below the speed limit. If you are on a road where the speed limit is 20 MPH or less, you are required to slow down to 5 MPH. The purpose of the Move Over Law is to protect law enforcement and emergency vehicle workers from being hit by vehicles passing them at high speed. If you are not in the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle you should be prepared to allow other drivers to move over. If You Violate The Move Over Law If you fail to move over you can be issued a ticket, can receive 3 points on your license, and have to pay a fine. More importantly you will be putting emergency workers in danger. Move Over Law Summary On Multi-Lane Roads Drivers must vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency vehicle, tow truck, sanitation, or utility vehicle. Drivers must slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit if they cannot move over safely. Drivers who are not in the lane closest to the stationary vehicle should be prepared to allow those who are to move over into their lane. On Two Lane Roads Drivers must slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit. If the speed limit is 20 mph or less, drivers must travel at
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Aggressive Driving and Road Rage Aggressive driving has been a problem on our roadways for a while, and it seems to only be getting worse. Incidents of screaming, rude gestures, and sometimes even violence are reported frequently on our roadways to the point where it has earned its own name: road rage. Learn what causes road rage, whether you are prone to it, and how you can help to keep our roads safe by not giving in to road rage. Definition of Road Rage The term Road Rage was coined by local news station KTLA in Los Angeles after a string of shootings occurred on several freeways in the city. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines road rage as when a driver "commits moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property; an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of one motor vehicle on the operator or passengers of another motor vehicle". The NHTSA makes a clear distinction between road rage and aggressive driving, where the former is a criminal charge and the latter a traffic offense. This definition places the blame on the driver. Road Rage Quiz You may like to think that road rage is something that only happens to other people, but the truth is many of us are guilty of aggressive behavior on the road. Ask yourself these questions and answer honestly: Do you regularly drive over the speed limit, or try to "beat" red lights because you are in a hurry? Do you tailgate or flash your headlights at a driver in front of you that you believe is driving too slowly? Do you honk the horn often? Do you ever use obscene gestures or otherwise communicate angrily at another driver? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is possible you are susceptible to road rage. Many times when a road rage incident occurs it is because the person was under stress in other areas of their life. The addition of congested traffic can add to stress, which then explodes when it is perceived someone else on the road has acted in an aggressive way, whether intentional or not. Do You Cause Road Rage? Even if you answered no to the questions above, are you sure you aren’t causing others to lash out with road rage? Ask yourself these questions as well: Do you frequently use your phone while driving, or otherwise drive while distracted? Do you keep your high beams on, regardless of oncoming traffic? Do you switch lanes or make turns without using your turn signal? Do you fail to check your blind spot before switching lanes to make sure you aren’t cutting someone off? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be contributing to causing road rage in others. While a violent reaction to switching lanes without a turn signal isn’t warranted, it’s best to not put yourself in that situation to begin with by always being aware of other drivers and driving cautiously. Road Rage Statistics The following statistics compiled from the NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club show that aggressive driving and road rage are causing serious problems on our roads. 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm. Males under the age of 19 are the most likely to exhibit road rage. Half of drivers who are on the receiving end of an aggressive behavior, such as horn honking, a rude gesture, or tailgating admit to responding with aggressive behavior themselves. Over a seven year period, 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were attributed to road rage. One scary statistic worth noting is: 2% of drivers admit to trying to run an aggressor off the road! How to Handle Road Rage If you find that you have agitated another driver, whether the fault is truly yours or not, do not react or retaliate to the other driver on the road. This will only cause the situation to escalate. Remind yourself that the other driver is just bad at handling stress, avoid eye contact and continue to practice safe driving habits. Unfortunately, it does not look like this problem is going away any time soon. All you can do is be a considerate, aware driver that follows the rules of the road. While it may be difficult in the heat of the moment, do not give in to feelings of anger or rage on the road. Think twice before you honk the horn or flip that finger, because you never know what may set off the person in the cars around you. Getting home safely is more important than teaching someone a dangerous lesson. SafeMotorist.com Driving Safety Articles: This article was written by SafeMotorist.com defensive driving staff writers and reviewed for accuracy by defensive driving instructors. All articles are based on current traffic laws and defensive driving practices. This article is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be taken as legal advice or literal interpretation of any specific traffic law.