What is the Florida blood alcohol limit?
My friends and I are going on a trip to Miami for a little bit of bar hopping. However, we plan on driving to the Keys the next day. I just want to make sure I’m not playing with fire—what’s the blood alcohol limit in Florida?
Answer provided by
While you should never drink and drive, getting behind the wheel the next day is a bit of a gray area. So if you’re considering a trip the next day, note that the Florida blood alcohol limit is .08 or 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood. The state also has enhanced penalties for blood alcohol content over .15.
If you exceed the .08 limit, you could face the following penalties in Florida:
- Up to six months in jail
- Fines between $500 and $2,000, not including court costs
- License suspension between 180 days and one year
- Required ignition interlock (breathalyzer) system that you have to install on your own dime
Whether you blow a .08 or a .15, you’re going to see an astronomical increase in your car insurance rates. Insurance companies view DUIs as a huge increase in risk, which is subsequently reflected in your car insurance rates. If this happens to you, make sure to use the Jerry app to compare quotes and find the best rate possible.
Jerry is a licensed insurance broker and insurance comparison tool that collects quotes from over 55 top-rated insurers in just 45 seconds. After you find a great rate, Jerry can help you buy new insurance and cancel your old policy. Users save an average of $800+ per year.
MORE: DUI laws Florida
Here to save on car and home insurance? Great, you do that. We’ll do everything else.
Sign up in under a minute.
No need to fill out forms or shop around. Sign up in 45 seconds to start saving. Jerry does the rest.
Jerry collects and analyzes your current coverage.
Say hello to Jerry, your new insurance agent. We’ll contact your insurance company, review your current plan, then find the coverage that fits your needs and saves you money.
Get the best options before your renewal.
Jerry does all the picky, busy work by comparing prices and coverage from more than 50+ insurance companies. We compare what we find to your current policy and offer you the three best options before every renewal.
Read advice from car experts at Jerry
Browse by topics
What others are asking
What is the 2005 Kia Spectra’s oil type?
We just bought my daughter her first car and I’d like to teach her how to change her own oil so she doesn’t have to depend on taking it to a mechanic every time. What is the 2005 Kia Spectra’s oil type?
Jun 22, 2022
What is the 2002 Toyota Tacoma’s oil type?
I’m trying to save a few bucks by learning to perform some basic car maintenance on my own, but I’m confused about what oil my car needs. What is the 2002 Toyota Tacoma’s oil type?
Jun 22, 2022
What are the best rims for a Jeep Renegade Sport?
I love the way aftermarket rims look on Jeeps and I’ve heard they can make for a lighter driving experience, but I don’t know what kind to get. What Jeep Renegade Sport rims are the best?
Jun 22, 2022