• Electric Moped

    Question Natalia asked:  Is it allowed to drive/ride an electric moped without a driver’s license? I know you need one for gas powered ones but for electric ones you need a …
  • Gas Motor Bike

    Question Harry asked:  I was charged with driving without a license and operation of unregistered vehicle and it was a bike with a 2-stroke motor 49cc.   It’s a crying shame I got …
  • Four Wheeled Vehicle

    Question Scarlette asked:  I have an idea to build a 4 wheeled bike with a frame similar to a car mainly running on human power and a small electric motor. I …
  • Three Feet

    Question Brian asked:  What is the Florida State Law needed distance between vehicle and Bicycle for a vehicle to pass them? Answer Please see this post.
  • Safe Passing Distance

    Question Joe the Bike Man asked: Is there a Florida Law about a minimum distance from a cyclist that a motorist should be when passing the bicycle?  Some state have …
  • Violation of the Three Foot Law

    Question Brian asked: Can you clarify what the fines are for state and county roads for violators who do not give cyclists 3 feet of space? Are there any demerit …
  • Parking on Sidewalk

    Question Jessica asked:  I was riding my bike on the sidewalk and a large van was parked illegally blocking my path of the sidewalk. I drove off into the grass to …
  • Crosswalk Lights

    Question Jeffrey asked:  Many busy streets have non-intersection crosswalks, where pedestrians activate flashing yellow (not red) lights to alert traffic to stop to allow pedestrians to cross: Is it legal for …
  • Sidewalks in Tampa

    Question Marlon asked:  Is it legal to ride my bicycle on Tampa sidewalks? Answer In general, it is legal to ride on sidewalks unless a local ordinance to the contrary is …
  • Purple Lights

    Question Matthew asked:  I got a good deal on some purple LED’s (guess it’s not a popular color). Can I legally use these on the rear and rear sides of a …
  • Many Lights

    Question Richard asked:  I came across a bike rider on A1A with about 25-30 blinking LED lights on the back and about 15 blinking white lights on the front. It wasn’t …
  • Mirrors

    Question Steven asked:  Since bikes must follow the rules of the road, is it required to install side view mirrors if we plan on biking on a road? Answer Although it …
  • Adding Bike Lanes

    Question Lawrence asked:  My community main roadway has 2 lanes 20 ft one in each direction divided by a physical center median. We would like to install a 4 ft bike …
  • Law Enforcement

    Question Beau asked: Good morning. For local governments whom are not enforcing bicycle lane laws, to which State of Florida agency, should cyclists report or contact to? FDOT or FLHSMV? …
  • Pedestrians in Bike Lanes

    Question Beau asked:  Is there a Florida statute or specific law here in Florida, that explicitly prohibits pedestrians and joggers from using/occupying bicycle lanes? Protected, buffered or marked?  I am aware of …
  • Group Rides

    Question Larry asked:  My name is Larry Wallace and I am the Bike/Ped Coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have been receiving several questions regarding …
  • Riding Abreast with a Motorcycle

    Question Darius asked: Since both motorcycles (including motor scooters) and bicycles can legally share a lane (not split in-between lanes), if I am riding at the same speed as traffic …
  • Two Abreast in Key West

    Question Tom asked: Is it lawful to ride two abreast on narrow Key West two-way (One lane each way) streets?