Fines for violations of driving regulations
Primarily you have to remember: when a policeman stops your car, don't get out of it and do place your hands on the wheel. The policeman comes to the car by their own, explains the reason of stopping and checks the documents. If there is a violation, they give a fine. You can't pay a fine on-site; you can pay it in a bank.
The general violations are:
- unfastened safety belts
- parking in the areas marked for the disabled
As for the fines, the riskiest is overspeeding. In this case a fine can be up to $70-500. Remember that all the passengers must be buckled up. Otherwise a fine is $50. It is strictly forbidden to park a car in the areas marked for the disabled. The punishment for this violation is $450. In addition, driving on the side of the road is punished with $450 fine.
Parking of a rented car in Miami
Parking in Miami is easily performed. City authorities carefully control the parkings and always make more new parkings, multilevel parkings, and garages to avoid any difficulties. There are no problems with parking spaces. It is allowed to park along the road. There are 10000 parking meters just in Miami Beach. As a rule, it costs about 0,5 to 1 dollar per hour. It will cost you $15 to leave a car in one of the municipal garages for one night.
Blood alcohol content allowed
Maximum blood alcohol content allowed is 0,08 ‰. Driving under the influence is punished rather strictly. For example, if a driver is under the influence, they can risk their driving licenses, and also be arrested. Naturally, the punishment depends on the intoxication level. It is also prohibited to transport uncorked bottles with alcohol in a vehicle.
There are a lot of toll roads in Miami. If you are going to travel a lot by car, be ready to stand in a long line by crossing points. The passing entrance starts from 1-2 dollars. You can avoid long-lasted wait by the Sun Pass. Once you've bought this pass, you can freely go through all the gates passing ticket offices of the toll roads. Besides, the cost for passing by Sun Pass is cheaper than if one pays with cash. All questions regarding this pass you can ask when getting a booked car. Driving the toll roads will allow you to save much time and will help you to see much more.