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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 316
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F.S. 316.251
316.251 Maximum bumper heights.
(1) Every motor vehicle of net shipping weight of not more than 5,000 pounds shall be equipped with a front and a rear bumper such that when measured from the ground to the bottom of the bumper the maximum height shall be as follows:
Automobiles for private use:
 Net weight of less than 2,500 pounds22″22″
 Net weight of 2,500 pounds or more, but less than 3,500 pounds24″26″
 Net weight of 3,500 pounds or more27″29″
 Net weight of less than 2,000 pounds24″26″
 Net weight of 2,000 or more, but not more than 3,000 pounds27″29″
 Net weight of 3,000 pounds, but not more than 5,000 pounds28″30″
(2) “New motor vehicles” as defined in s. 319.001(9), “antique automobiles” as defined in s. 320.08, “horseless carriages” as defined in s. 320.086, and “street rods” as defined in s. 320.0863 shall be excluded from the requirements of this section.
(3) A violation of this section shall be defined as a moving violation. A person charged with a violation of this section is subject to the penalty provided in s. 318.18.
History.s. 1, ch. 85-158; s. 7, ch. 86-36; s. 23, ch. 91-221; s. 196, ch. 99-248; s. 18, ch. 2002-235; s. 7, ch. 2008-176.