Narrow Lanes Again

Question

Scott asked:  Last week I was stopped by a LEO in Palm Springs, FL while riding my bike on a 25mph 10′ wide lane on a residential street.  My lane position was slightly left of the right tire track.  The LEO insisted first that I must ride 3 feet from the road edge, then after reviewing the statute he insisted all the way to the road edge.  He threatened to cite me if I didn’t comply. What is the correct lane position on such a road and am I required to move over for traffic wishing to travel at a higher rate of speed. Or are they required to pass when it is safe to do so?

Answer

Please see:

http://flbikelaw.org/2010/01/substandard-width-lanes-even-more/

For other posts about this topic click on “substandard-width lanes,” “narrow lanes” and “lane position” in the tag cloud on the intro page.

I suggest that you provide this information to the police department and ask them to inform their officers.  This is another post that might be helpful to them.

http://flbikelaw.org/2010/04/a-department-bulletin-to-help-officers-understand-cyclist-safety-and-lane-use/

Posted in Ask Geo, Lane Width & Sharing Tagged with: , , ,

Leave a Reply