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Florida Driver Handbook: Restriction and Endorsement Codes on Florida Licenses

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Florida Driver Handbook: Restriction and Endorsement Codes on Florida Licenses

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Table of Contents

2. The Florida Driver License

2.10.1 - Restriction Codes

A
Corrective Lenses means a person must wear corrective lenses at all times when operating a vehicle.
B
Outside Rearview Mirror (Left Side) means the vehicle the person is driving must have a left outside rearview mirror on the car.
C
Business Purposes Only means a driving privilege that is limited to any driving necessary to maintain livelihood, including driving to and from work, necessary on-the-job driving, driving for educational purposes, and driving for church and for medical purposes.
D
Employment Purposes Only means a driving privilege that is limited to driving to and from work and any necessary on-the-job driving required by an employer or occupation.
E
Daylight Driving Only means the person can only drive during daylight hours.
F
Automatic Transmission means the person can only drive a vehicle that has automatic transmission.
G
Power Steering means the person must drive a vehicle with power steering.
I
Directional Signals means a person must drive a vehicle equipped with mechanical signals.
J
Grip on Steering Wheel means the vehicle must be equipped with a knob or grip on the steering wheel.
K
Hearing Aid means the person must wear a hearing aid at all times while driving a CDL vehicle.
L
Seat Cushion means the person must use a seat cushion at all times while driving.
M
Hand Controls or Pedal Extension means the vehicle must be equipped with hand controls or a pedal extension.
N
Left Foot Accelerator means the vehicle must be equipped with a left foot accelerator.
P
Probation-Interlock Device means the vehicle must be equipped with a device that locks the ignition.
S
Other Restrictions means there are other restrictions imposed on this license.
X
Medical Alert Bracelet means the person wears a medical alert bracelet.

2.10.2 - Restriction Codes Appearing on Commercial Driver Licenses Only

  1. Vehicles W/O Air Brakes - issued to those who have not passed the required written and/or skills tests for the operation of vehicles with air brakes.
  2. CDL-Intrastate Only (CMV) - issued to those who are authorized to operate commercial motor vehicles inside Florida only.
  3. Bus Only (CMV) - issued to persons who are only authorized to operate a commercial vehicle that is a bus.
  4. CMV<26,001 LBS Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
  5. No Tractor/Trailers
  6. No Class A Passenger Vehicles
  7. No Class B Passenger Vehicles V. CDL Medical Variance

NOTE: Drivers with a restriction on their license who do not comply with the requirements of the restriction can be issued a citation for violation of restriction and could be suspended. Offenses of this type are a second degree misdemeanor, except for violations of restriction code X.

2.10.3 - Endorsement Codes

These endorsements are placed on Class A, B, or C commercial driver licenses.

H Placarded Hazmat - issued to those who have passed the required written tests and who will transport placarded hazardous materials. N Tank Vehicles - issued to those who have passed the required written tests and who will drive tank vehicles. P Passengers - issued to those who have passed the required written and skills tests and who will drive passenger vehicles. T Double/Triple Trailers -issued to those who have passed the required written tests and who will drive double or triple tractor trailer vehicles. S School Bus - issued to those who have passed the required written and skills tests and who will drive a school bus. X Placarded Hazmat & Tank Vehicles - issued to those who qualify for endorsements H and N.