Teenagers and Jacksonville Florida Speeding Tickets

Florida Car Crash Lawyer

Teenagers in car accidents due to speeding

It is not usual for people to receive Florida speeding tickets.  As a Jacksonville Drivers License Lawyer, I have helped people with a variety of problems.  This ranges from Florida Drivers License suspension to Jacksonville driving on a suspended license arrests.  In the grand scheme of things, a Florida traffic ticket for speeding is usually a minor infraction.  Although it will put points on your license and could result in a suspended Florida drivers license, there are much worse traffic infractions.  Therefore, we have a tendency to take speeding lightly.

As a nation, we tend to focus more of our attention on what society finds as more serious issues.  You normally hear about the dangers of texting and driving.  We always see something about Jacksonville driving under the influence, as referred to as DUI.  A recent study that speeding is even more critical among teenage drivers.  “Speeding as a factor in fatal teen crashes is ticking up, from 30% in 2000 to 33% in 2011, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.  In a study funded by insurer State Farm, GHSA found that from 2000-11, there were 19,447 speed-related crashes involving teen drivers.” (First Coast News)

I am also a Jacksonville juvenile defense lawyer.  I have young clients that do make mistakes when driving.  Teenagers are new to driving.  They are still learning.  I have represented teens charged with Jacksonville leaving the scene of an accident.  Often, they leave the scene because they are scared.  It is not because they did anything wrong.  They may receive Jacksonville traffic tickets, because they are still trying to understand Florida traffic laws.  Studies also show that young drivers, especially young males, tend to speed.  “Half of all fatal crashes involving 16-year-old drivers with three or more passengers are speeding-related, according to the report…. Among the most common speeding scenarios for teen drivers: young males driving at night with other teen passengers.”

The summer is the deadliest season for young drivers.  They need to understand the dangers presented when driving. They also should understand how important it is to have a good driving record.  This will teach them to have good driving habits.  They do not want to end up with 6 points on their Florida driving records due to a Jacksonville reckless driving conviction.  If children understand how important it is to have a clean driving record, they will be less likely to speed or drive carelessly.  This will also make it less likely that they will be Florida habitual traffic offenders in the future.

If you child was given a ticket, contact a Jacksonville attorney at 20 Miles Law for help.  Call 904-564-2525 or send and email to Contact Lawyers.

About Cynthia, 20 Miles Law

Cynthia Veintemillas

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Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida attorney. She began her legal career at the public defender’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary practice fields include criminal defense, litigation, and family law. She has also represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar 
Member Since: 2006
  • South Carolina 
Member Since: 2007
  • Jacksonville Bar 
Member Since: 2008
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers