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Legal Bike Helmet Headset?

Question Ian asked: I noticed this new “Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet” on kickstarter: and wondered whether it would be legal in Florida. Florida bans all vehicle operators (not just cyclists) wearing “headset, headphone, or other listening device”, but

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Making Right Turns

Question Carter asked: I was stopped at a red light. The light turned green and I proceeded to turn right. A cyclist was passing everyone stopped and as I turned he swerved around behind me, yelling explicits and hand gestures

Posted in Ask Geo, Making Turns

Sidewalk Cycling in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties

Question Stacey asked: I wish to know if biking on sidewalks is allowed in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in Florida.

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Stopping on a Bike Lane

Question Amy asked: I have looked at the bike lane parking info posted and it has been very informative. I just wanted to get your input about the legality of momentarily pulling into a bike lane to pick up a

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes, Making Turns, Rights & Duties

Apartment Bicycle Parking

Question Nicole asked: Should my apartment complex provide the residents with bike parking racks? I live in an apartment complex and residents cant park their bikes underneath the stairs, on their balcony or inside their apartment. The apartment complex lacks

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Crossing Between Intersections

Question Harry asked: Is it legal for a pedestrian or bicyclist (who is riding on the sidewalk) to cross Norvell Bryant Hwy between the signalized intersections of Ottawa Ave. and Forest Ridge Blvd. in Citrus County? ( ) Section

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Unlawful Passing

Question Jeff asked: Had an incident today where we were passed on a downhill double yellow line by a truck. Unfortunately for me the driver of the truck lived at the bottom of the hill and came over directly in

Posted in Ask Geo, Overtaking & Passing

Remain One Foot from Curb?

Question Dylan asked: What do I say when a police officer tells me that I must stay within 12 inches of the curb?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Rights & Duties

Parking in a Bike Lane

Question David asked: In July on this year my brother was killed in a bicycle accident. He was riding in a neighborhood bike lane, marked as a bike lane with a bicycle and arrow, he ran into a trailer parked

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes

Drivers Leaving a Shopping Plaza

Question Karen asked: “On the roadway”, does this also include the sidewalk?  As is a person riding the bike against traffic runs into the car pulling out of a shopping plaza.  Who would be at fault?  The driver of the

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks