Florida Implied Consent

Florida Implied Consent

Learn how the Florida Implied Consent Law applies to every driver. For low FR44 insurance rates, start a quote today.

Florida Implied Consent

Last updated on December 1st, 2018 by

All Florida licensed drivers are obligated to comply with the Florida Implied Consent Law. If you’re stopped by an officer who asks you to submit to a breathalyzer or other DUI test, you must do so or your driver’s license will be suspended for a minimum of one year. In order to be able to continue driving on a restricted basis, you will need to file a Florida FR44 insurance certificate with the Florida DHSMV.

The Florida Implied Consent Law requires you to take a DUI test when a police officer suspects you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal alcohol limit in Florida for drivers over the age of 21 is .08, and for drivers under the age of 21 is .02.

When you obtain and sign your Florida driver’s license, you agree to obey Florida DUI laws, including the Florida Implied Consent Law. Refusing to take an alcohol or chemical substance test at the request of a law enforcement officer will result in automatic suspension of your driver’s license for one year. A second refusal to take an alcohol test will result in an 18 month license suspension. Many people don’t realize the problems they can face by refusing to take an alcohol or drug test under the Florida Implied Consent Law. Many people regret putting themselves in that situation, as they discover later they would  have been better off taking the test.

Violating Florida DUI laws results in serious penalties. We urge you to never get behind the wheel if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There are always alternative arrangements that can be made so that you and others will remain safe. You can find more information about the Florida Implied Consent Law on the Florida DHSMV website under Florida DUI and Administrative Suspension Laws.

When you become eligible to reinstate your driver’s license, UltraCar Insurance can issue an owner-operator Florida FR44 insurance certificate if you own a vehicle, or a non owner FR44 insurance certificate if you don’t own a vehicle (non owner FR44 Florida). Talk to one of our Florida licensed agents today, or start a quote now.


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