James asked: I just read that bicyclists can not use bells or whistles. I use a bell to alert pedestrians I am behind them. It is more cordial than blowing my 115 db air horn which I reserve for cars. Why has Florida outlawed bells?
Apparently, our legislators did not consider the common use of bells on bicycles when the legislation was enacted for other purposes and was likely intended to prevent vehicle operators from using sound devices that are similar to those used by emergency personnel.
As indicated by these previous posts and the comments, others share your concerns. As indicated in the linked post, we recommend contacting your legislators.