Speed Limits and Parking Laws
Unless posted otherwise, Miami Springs has the following speed limits:
- Residential sections: 30 mph
- Downtown business area: 25 mph
- NW 36 Street: 40 mph
- First block of Curtiss Parkway after incoming bridge: 20 mph
- Fairway Drive: 30 mph
- Eastbound on S. Royal Poinciana Blvd. from East Drive to LeJeune Rd. (Northwest 42 Ave.): 35 mph
- School zones: 15 mph (during days and times listed on signs)
- Driving 10 – 14 mph over the speed limit - $219.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $319.00.
- Driving 15 - 19 mph over the speed limit, $269.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $419.00.
- Driving 20 - 29 mph over the speed limit, $294.00 fine. If within and during an active school speed zone - $469.00.
- Driving 30 mph over the speed limit, $369.00 and a MANDATORY court appearance. If within and during an active school speed zone - $619.00 and a MANDATORY court appearance.
If you receive a ticket, there is no longer an 18-percent discount for taking a driver improvement course. However, you can keep points off your driving record by taking the course.
- 2-hour limit where posted in business district
Common parking violations in commercial districts:
- Parked horizontally against the flow of traffic
- Unauthorized parking partially or totally in a handicapped space
- Parked on crosshatched lines (no parking indicator)
- Double parked (blocking the roadway, fully or partially)
- Parking in bus stop at Post Office (yellow painted curb and signs)
Common residential parking violations:
- Parking too close to a stop sign (must be at least 30-feet away)
- Parking opposite the flow of traffic or perpendicular to traffic
- Parking within 15-feet of a fire hydrant
- Double parking on roadway
- Failure to obey posted sign (No angle parking, no parking anytime, etc.)
- Blocking driveway access
Swale parking ordinance:
- By ordinance, the City of Miami Springs granted property owners preferential rights to the usage of the swale area abutting and adjacent to their property.
- Property owners may permit others to use the swale areas for reasonable purposes.
- Property owners can request unauthorized use to cease. If it does not, property owners can ask assistance from the city’s Code Compliance Officers or the Police Department.
- Officers will seek voluntary compliance from violators.
- Civil penalties for unauthorized use of a swale start at $50.