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Traffic Crimes in Polk County

Some traffic violations listed in chapter 316 are not classified as infractions, but are classified as criminal offenses, either felonies or misdemeanors. Those criminal traffic offenses are listed in section 318.17, Florida Statutes, including:

  • Driving under the influence and related acts. §316.193, 316.1932, 316.1939, Fla. Stat.
  • Filing a false affidavit to transfer liability for a red light camera ticket. §316.0083(1)(d)(5), Fla. Stat.
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. §316.1935, Fla. Stat.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident. §§ 316.027, 316.061, 316.063(2), Fla. Stat.
  • Making false crash reports. §316.067, Fla. Stat.
  • Obstructing a weight and safety officer of the Department of Transportation. §316.545(1), Fla. Stat.
  • Obstructing a street or highway for purposes of solicitation. §316.2045(2), Fla. Stat.
  • Participating in racing on a highway. §316.191(3), Fla. Stat.
  • Reckless driving. §316.192, Fla. Stat.
  • Selling or installing improper sunscreening material. §316.2956, Fla. Stat.
  • Violating federal rules and regulations regarding transportation of hazardous materials. §316.302(5)(b), Fla. Stat.
  • Willfully failing or refusing to comply with any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer, member of a fire department, traffic accident investigation officer, or traffic infraction enforcement officer. §316.072(3), Fla. Stat.
  • Willful violation of load restrictions resulting in serious bodily injury or death. §316.520(3)(b), Fla. Stat.
  • Willful violation of load restrictions resulting in serious bodily injury or death. §316.520(3)(b), Fla. Stat.

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This article was last updated on Friday, May 17, 2019.

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