Author: Geo

Pharmacy Window

Question Carl asked:  On June 11,2019, I cycled up to the drive in window at the pharmacy.  The pharmacist assistant came to the window and ask if there was a motor on the bicycle.  I responded “no”. He then told me

Bicycle Identification

Question Michael asked: Am I legally obligated or required produce or show my bicycle’s identification and/or serial number to a law enforcement officer if detained/”pulled over” for a bicycle violation? I understand I will be required to identify myself. Answer

Helmets

Question Bob asked: Helmets are required for 16 and under, Florida state law. Are helmet requirements different in Sumter County, Florida? (Personally think helmets for everyone, motorcycle and bike.) Answer You are almost correct about helmets.  The wording is actually

Bicycles on Beaches

Question Lisa asked: Can you ride a bike on any beach in Florida? Answer There is no statute that prohibits riding on a beach in Florida.  There may be local ordinances that restrict access to certain places by bicyclists.  You

Bicycle Crash in a Crosswalk

Question Natalie asked: If a cyclist is riding their bike down a sidewalk and crosses a side street are they considered to have the same rights as motorists or as pedestrians? A cyclist was possibly hit while crossing a side

Roadway Width for Bike Lanes

Question Robert asked: What is the minimum road width that allows a bike lane? In other words is a 15 foot lane width or a 12 foot lane width enough to allow a 5 foot bike lane to be incorporated

Scooter in the Road

Question Quinton asked:  I have a hover 1 scooter electric that has 3 speeds 1 7: mph I think 2 10: mph and 3 15: mph.  I had a cop pull me over for driving it on the sidewalk and

CDD Bike Parking

Question Alan asked:  I live in a CDD community which means that the interior roadways are public and maintained by the CDD taxing authority. We have a clubhouse with a pool, gym and 6 tennis courts. Our community, the Venetian

Bicycles on Sanibel Island

Question Pam asked: If there is a bike path, can bikers still ride on the street on Sanibel Island, Fl Answer Lacking a local ordinance to the contrary, operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as

Dirt Bike on Right of Way

Question Michael asked: Is it illegal to ride my dirt bike on the side of the road with my dirt bike in Florida since it is not street legal? Answer Operating a motor vehicle on the right of way of