Racing on Highways in Jacksonville

In the past few years, JSO has been cracking down on car racing on Jacksonville’s streets. If you are caught racing, you can be arrested in Florida for a misdemeanor. For a first offense, you are facing up to one year in jail and a fine between $500 and $1000. If you get a conviction, the DMV will suspend your license for 1 year.

If you are arrested for racing within 5 years of another violation, it is still a misdemeanor in Jacksonville, but your license can be revoked for 2 years.

To be convicted of racing, the prosecutor has to prove that you drove a vehicle in any race or acceleration contest on any highway, road, or parking lot or participated in ANY way with the race. This includes videotaping the race or being a passenger in the seat of a racing car.