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Florida Statutes TITLE XXIII Motor Vehicles Chapter 316 parking near mailbox - FL Statute 316, section 1965 earch_string=&url= /0316/sections/ html us postal service usps.gov Clear Approach USPS regulations state that there must be at least 30 feet clear approach distance for the safety of the mail carrier to deliver on a mounted route. If they are official USPS roadside (drop off mail from your car-type) boxes, yes, illegal and you can get a ticket. As far as US Postal regulations are concerned... they are not required to deliver the mail to an obstructed mailbox.customers must keep the approach to their mailboxes clear of obstructions to allow safe access for delivery. If USPS employees are impeded in reaching a mail receptacle, the postmaster may withdraw delivery service fire hydrant - It is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. You need to leave 15 feet from your side of the fire hydrant, it is up to the other person to leave clearance on the their side of it. Parking questions on the permit test will include where it is OK to park. Go over questions with your teen that address the fact that it is illegal to park in front of a fire hydrant or on a bridge. It is also unsafe to park within 30 feet of an intersection FL ST Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path. (1)Except as provided in s or s (8), a person may not drive any vehicle other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, or sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway. (2)A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318. (3)This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs FL ST Enforcement of parking requirements for persons who have disabilities. earch_string=&url= /0316/sections/ html FL ST Enforcement.The enforcement of the traffic laws of this state is vested as follows: (2)COUNTIES. (a)the sheriff s office of each of the several counties of this state shall enforce all of the traffic laws of this state on all the streets and highways thereof and elsewhere throughout the county wherever the public has the right to travel by motor vehicle. In addition, the sheriff s office may be required by the county to enforce the traffic laws of this state on any private or limited access road or roads over which the county has jurisdiction pursuant to a written agreement entered into under s (3)(b). FL ST Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction to control traffic is vested as follows: The board of directors of a homeowners association as defined in chapter 720 may, by majority vote, elect to have state traffic laws enforced by local law enforcement agencies on private roads that are controlled by the association. (c)notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, a municipality may, by interlocal agreement with a county, agree to transfer traffic regulatory authority over areas within the municipality to the county.this subsection shall not limit those counties which have the charter powers to provide and regulate arterial, toll, and other roads, bridges, tunnels, and related facilities from the proper exercise of those powers by the placement and maintenance of traffic control devices which conform to the manual and specifications of the Department of Transportation on streets and highways located within municipal boundaries. (3)COUNTIES. (a)counties shall have original jurisdiction over all streets and highways located within their boundaries, except all state roads and those streets and highways specified in subsection (2), and may place and maintain such traffic control devices which conform to the manual and specifications of the Department of Transportation upon all streets and highways under their original jurisdiction as they shall deem necessary to indicate and to carry out the provisions of this chapter or to regulate, warn, or guide traffic. (b)a county may exercise jurisdiction over any private road or roads, or over any limited access road or roads owned or controlled by a special district, located in the unincorporated area within its boundaries if the county and party or parties owning or controlling such road or roads provide, by written agreement approved by the governing body of the county, for county traffic control jurisdiction over the road or roads encompassed by such agreement. Pursuant thereto: 1.Provision for reimbursement for actual costs of traffic control and enforcement and for liability insurance and indemnification by the party or parties, and such other terms as are mutually agreeable, may be included in such an agreement. 2.Prior to entering into an agreement which provides for enforcement of the traffic laws of the state over a private road or roads, or over any limited access road or roads owned or controlled by a special district, the governing body of the county shall consult with the sheriff. No such agreement shall take effect prior to October 1, the beginning of the county fiscal year, unless this requirement is waived in writing by the sheriff. 3.The exercise of jurisdiction provided for herein shall be in addition to jurisdictional authority presently exercised by counties under law, and nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit or remove any such jurisdictional authority. 4.Any such agreement may provide for the installation of multiparty stop signs by the parties controlling the roads covered by the agreement if a determination is made by such parties that the signage will enhance traffic safety. Multiparty stop signs must conform to the manual and specifications of the Department of Transportation; however, minimum traffic volumes may not be required for the installation of such signage. Enforcement for the signs shall be as provided in s The board of directors of a homeowners association as defined in chapter 720 may, by majority vote, elect to have state traffic laws enforced by local law enforcement agencies on private roads that are controlled by the association. (c)if the governing body of a county abandons the roads and rights-of-way dedicated in a recorded residential subdivision, and simultaneously conveys the county s interest therein to a homeowners association for the subdivision in the manner prescribed in s , that county s traffic control jurisdiction over the abandoned and conveyed roads ceases unless the requirements of paragraph (b) are met. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2), each county shall have original jurisdiction to regulate parking, by resolution of the board of county commissioners and the erection of signs conforming to the manual and specifications of the Department of Transportation, in parking areas located on property owned or leased by the county, whether or not such areas are located within the boundaries of chartered municipalities. (4)LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the exercise by an authority of the powers conferred by written agreement pursuant to the provisions of chapter 87-88, Laws of Florida, serves a valid public purpose and function for which public credit may be pledged and public money may be expended FL ST amount of penalties - fines h_string=&url= /0318/sections/ html FL ST Powers of local authorities. (1)The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prevent local authorities, with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of the police power, from: (a)regulating or prohibiting stopping, standing, or parking. FL ST Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places. earch_string=&url= /0316/sections/ html (1)Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall: (a)stop, stand, or park a vehicle: 1.On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street. 2.On a sidewalk. 3.Within an intersection. 4.On a crosswalk. 5.Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the Department of Transportation indicates a different length by signs or markings. 6.Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic. 7.Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel. 8.On any railroad tracks. 9.On a bicycle path. 10.At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit stopping. 11.On the roadway or shoulder of a limited access facility, except as provided by regulation of the Department of Transportation, or on the paved portion of a connecting ramp; except that a vehicle which is disabled or in a condition improper to be driven as a result of mechanical failure or crash may be parked on such shoulder for a period not to exceed 6 hours. This provision is not applicable to a person stopping a vehicle to render aid to an injured person or assistance to a disabled vehicle in obedience to the directions of a law enforcement officer or to a person stopping a vehicle in compliance with applicable traffic laws. 12.For the purpose of loading or unloading a passenger on the paved roadway or shoulder of a limited access facility or on the paved portion of any connecting ramp. This provision is not applicable to a person stopping a vehicle to render aid to an injured person or assistance to a disabled vehicle. (b)stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers: 1.In front of a public or private driveway. 2.Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. 3.Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection. 4.Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway. 5.Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of such entrance (when property signposted). 6.On an exclusive bicycle lane. 7.At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit standing. (c)park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading merchandise or passengers: 1.Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing unless the Department of Transportation establishes a different distance due to unusual circumstances. 2.At any place where official signs prohibit parking. (2)No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his or her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful. (3)A law enforcement officer or parking enforcement specialist who discovers a vehicle parked in violation of this section or a municipal or county ordinance may: (a)issue a ticket form as may be used by a political subdivision or municipality to the driver; or (b)if the vehicle is unattended, attach such ticket to the vehicle in a conspicuous place, except that the uniform traffic citation prepared by the department pursuant to s may not be issued by being attached to an unattended vehicle. The uniform traffic citation prepared by the department pursuant to s may not be issued for violation of a municipal or county parking ordinance. (4)A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
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