Florida Statutes

1003.48           Instruction in operation of motor vehicles

(1) A course of study and instruction in the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle shall be made available by each district school board to students in the secondary schools in the state. The secondary school shall provide preferential enrollment to a student who is in the custody of the Department of Children and Families if the student maintains appropriate progress as required by the school. As used in this section, the term “motor vehicle” has the same meaning as in s. 320.01(1)(a) and includes motorcycles and mopeds. Instruction in motorcycle or moped operation may be limited to classroom instruction. The course may not be made a part of, or a substitute for, any of the minimum requirements for graduation.  [F.S. 1003.48]

627                  Insurance; Insurance Rates and Contracts

627.746 Coverage for minors who have a learner’s driver license; additional premium prohibited.—An insurer that issues an insurance policy on a private passenger motor vehicle to a named insured who is a foster parent of a minor child may not charge an additional premium for coverage of the minor child while the child is operating the insured vehicle, for the period of time that the minor has a learner’s driver license, until such time as the minor obtains a driver license.  [F.S. 627.746]

322.09             Motor Vehicles; Driver Licenses; Application of minors; responsibility for negligence or misconduct of minor

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2), if a foster parent of a minor who is under the age of 18 years and is in foster care as defined in s. 39.01, an authorized representative of a residential group home at which such a minor resides, or the caseworker at the agency at which the state has placed the minor signs the minor’s application for a learner’s driver license, that foster parent, group home representative, or caseworker does not assume any obligation or become liable for any damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of the minor by reason of having signed the application. Prior to signing the application, the caseworker shall notify the foster parent or other responsible party of his or her intent to sign and verify the application.  [F.S. 322.09]