DATE / First Time Driver
Effective January 1990, the Florida Legislature passed F.S. 322.095. This statute requires all first-time applicants for a Florida driver license to attend a substance abuse and traffic safety course. Individuals who have attended a Florida Department of Education approved driver license education course or who have a valid license in another state are not required to complete the course.
DUI Program Services
DUI programs within the State of Florida operate as governmental or non-profit organizations under Administrative Rule, Chapter 16A-10, of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Florida DUI programs provide substance abuse evaluation and education, reporting and record keeping functions for individuals arrested or convicted of Driving Under the Influence, DUI reduced to reckless driving, driving with an unlawful blood alcohol (DUBAL) or refusal to submit to chemical testing.