Andina Driving School Receives 2013 Miami Award Award Program Honors the Achievement

MIAMI December 21, 2013 — Andina Driving School has been selected for the 2013 Miami Award in the Traffic Schools category by the Miami Award Program.

Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Miami area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Miami Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Miami Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Miami Award Program

The Miami Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Miami area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Miami Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Miami Award Program


Miami Award Program



Seat belts in Florida

State of Florida Seat Belt Laws

In a car crash you are much more likely to be killed if you are not wearing a seat belt. That is why Florida has seat belt laws. The law states that the front seat passengers must wear seat belts. This law applies to any car manufactured since 1968. in addition, all passengers under 18 years old must wear a seat belt or be otherwise restrained by a child car seat. It is against the law to operate a vehicle if all the passengers do not meet these standards.

The cost for a seatbelt violation is $30. Below is a summary of the Florida seat belt law. For a child that is not properly restrained the violation is $60.

Summary of Mandatory Seat Belt Laws

Seat belt laws apply to all cars, pickup trucks, and vans operated on Florida roads.
All passengers in the front seat must wear a seat belt.
All passengers under 18 must wear a seat belt

Florida Child Restraint Requirements

Children 3 and younger must be secured in a federally approved child-restraint seat.
Children 4 through 5 must be secured by either a federally approved child restraint seat or safety belt.
The Driver is responsible for buckling up the child.

Why is it Important to Wear a Safety Belt?

Seat belts protect you from being thrown from a vehicle. If you are thrown from a vehicle your risk of death is five times greater.

By securing you in your seat, a seat belt protects you from being thrown into other people in the car and parts of your car. In addition, seat belts keep the driver in their seat so they can control the car.

Always Wear your Safety Belt

The Florida safety belt laws apply at all times. Regardless if you are on a short trip in your neighborhood or driving hundreds of miles on the turnpike – always wear your seat belt.

Full details of the Florida Safety Belt law can be found in the Florida drivers manual.

4 tips for South Florida drivers during Thanksgiving

NewsDuring the Thanksgiving week holiday, aggressive drivers will be served… with tickets, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

A two-week enforcement campaign aimed at ticketing aggressive drivers on South Florida roadways, aimed mainly at truckers, is underway.

“Aggressive driving can lead to crashes and the size of a vehicle makes a difference in the severity of the crash,” said Col. David Brierton, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign. “With the holidays approaching and more vehicles expected on the roads, it’s a good time to remind drivers to share the road safely with all users,”

To aid drivers, FHP is offering 4 tips on how to maneuver around large truck:

• Practice patience around larger vehicles that are not traveling at the same speed as your vehicle.

• Stay out of large trucks’ ‘No Zone’: Be aware that large trucks have large blind spots.

• Pass trucks with caution: Always pass on the left side for maximum visibility and maintain a constant speed.

• Don’t cut trucks off: Be sure to leave plenty of room when you pull in front of a truck. Large trucks simply can’t stop as quickly as cars.

How to Overcome the Fear of Driving for the First Time

1.Get comfortable with the vehicle. Sit in the driver’s seat and learn about that particular vehicle. Find all the basic controls, such as the windshield wiper function, the lights, seatbelts, blinker, and pedals.

2.Adjust your seat, seatbelt, and mirrors. First, slide the seat forward or backward so you can reach all the pedals with the correct feet. Then buckle yourself in, and if the seatbelt is adjustable, make sure it is not too high on your neck. The mirrors should be adjusted every time you enter the vehicle, beginning with the rear-view mirror. Tilt the mirror so you can see clearly out the back windshield, and make sure your night-vision function is off. Both side mirrors should be turned so you can see your car on the inside the mirror, and anything behind or beside you should be on the outside the mirror.

3.Pretend you’re driving. If you were driving, what would you do? Go over stopping procedure, turning procedure, and shifting if you are in a manual-transmission vehicle. Make sure you’re familiar with all the basic controls/levers/switches and their locations.

4.Remove distractions. Make sure you are driving with a person you can trust and rely on, and kick everyone else out of the car. You do not need to have an audience when you are learning. Leave the radio off – or play classical music quietly. Make sure you’re well hydrated and that you’ve used the restroom before you get into the car.

5.Remember that driving should be fun, once you get the hang of it. Don’t treat the vehicle like an enemy – it will get you wherever you want to go, if you know how.

Practice Tests for Florida Drivers

To get your drivers license in Florida you are required to take a written test that covers road signs and road rules. Each test has twenty questions and you must get 15 correct on each test to pass. It is recommended that you study the Florida drivers handbook and review the sample questions. In addition, many Floridians find that taking a practice test greatly helps them pass the test.

Free Practice Tests for Exam

The free practice tests on HighSchoolDriver are great if you are getting a learners permit of Florida drivers license.


Road Rules

The Florida drivers handbook includes 64 sample questions for the test. Reviewing these questions is a good way to tell how ready you are to take the test for road rules. Below are a few examples of sample questions from the drivers handbook:


Test Sample Questions

What are the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI)?

What type of insurance must you have on motor vehicles with four or more wheels?

If you hit a parked car and are unable to find the owner, what should you do?

If you receive 12 points within twelve months on your Florida drivers license, for how long will your license be suspended?

What is the maximum speed limit in a residential area if there is no speed limit sign?

Are You Ready

If you know the answers to these questions then you are on the right track. If not, go back and read and study the Florida drivers handbook.


Road Signs

The road signs test will display a road sign and ask you to identify what the sign means. You will have to identify the road signs by color, shape, or meaning. Below are examples of road signs you might see in the Florida test.
no passing sign    lane reduction sign    no left turn
slippery when wet    bicycle crossing

It is recommended that you take a practice test before you take the actual test. There are two free practice tests for the exam on One test covers roads signs and the other road rules. You can also take the state of Florida required Drug and Alcohol course that must be taken to get a Florida drivers license and the test online.

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