Lane Splitting

Question

Bkrassn asked: Is it legal to split the lanes like this cyclist does? What are the relevant sections of law? https://youtu.be/KSNgkapuiKQ

Answer

No. It is unsafe and unlawful. See these related posts for the applicable statutes:

http://flbikelaw.org/2012/02/passing-on-the-right/

http://flbikelaw.org/2011/06/queue-jumping-bicyclists/

http://flbikelaw.org/2009/08/bicycles-passing-on-the-right/

http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/2008/09/08/cue-jumping/

 

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One comment on “Lane Splitting
  1. keithmj says:

    Illegal in Florida but I see bicyclist do it now and then. Now in California I know it is legal for motorcycles so it probably is for bicycles. I think it is dangerous and stupid and it makes people in the cars mad. I don’t do it. Now I am sure that you can ride to the right of the vehicles if they are stopped if there is room but don’t quote me on that.

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