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Gate Sensors

Question Paul asked: Our community had a sensor to actuate the gate. It has been deactivated and the gate installer is saying that the sensor is against Florida law. Is this true? Answer This site is to discuss traffic laws about

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 lane in each direction. Is there any permission we need

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.

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 go around the vehicle. The sidewalk and the ground were

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 bicycle in Florida?  Answer The purple lights can be used

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 license or registration? Answer A moped can be either gas

Orlando Airport Access

Question George asked:  Can I ride my Bicycle through the Orlando Airport, traveling north or south on Access Road/ Jeff Fuqua Blvd Answer That appears to be a limited access roadway and if so, bicycles are not permitted. s. 316.091 – Limited Access Facilities;

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 good. Too bright and distracting to drivers. What’s the law

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 a bicyclist to use these if they are not walking

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 arrested for a bike but can they do that in