Bicycle Equipment

A bicycle must be equipped with certain lights at night and in inclement weather.  Lights on bicycles may flash.  Lights in addition to those required may be used.   Blue lights and red lights visible forward may not be used.   Cyclists under 16 years of age must wear helmets.

Category: Bicycle Equipment

A bicycle must be equipped with certain lights at night and in inclement weather.  Lights on bicycles may flash.  Lights in addition to those required may be used.   Blue lights and red lights visible forward may not be used.   Cyclists under 16 years of age must wear helmets.

Passengers in a Bike Trailer

Question Robert asked: I bought a trailer to carry cargo. It has 180 pound max capacity. The question I have, since this is our only transportation, I would like to carry a passenger on the trailer once in a while,

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Sign on a Bicycle

Question Patricia asked: Can you put a business sign on a rear basket of an adult tricycle?

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Bike Passenger

Question Jodie asked: Can I have my child stand on the back of my bike while I ride? Any law against that?

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Bicycle Lights at Night on Private Roads

Question Susan asked: Kris at Trek bicycle store said it was illegal to ride a bicycle with out lights. Even in the daytime. We live in a gated community and she knew that. Only ride in the community not on

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Headsets

Question Toast asked: Have you considered adding a section about headphones. It’s my understanding that headphones are considered illegal unless one ear is uncovered and it’s to be used in conjunction with a phone. Something like a Bluetooth hearing device.

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Lights Too Bright?

Question Paul asked: What’s the brightest in lumens my light can be? Just got a one that’s 8000 lumens and it seems to be too bright.

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Eye Protection

Question Ken asked: Is there any FL statute covering wearing eye protection on a bicycle when going fast? Officers are sometimes stopping people when riding an electric bicycle at like 20 mph warning of bug strikes that could cause them

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Lights When on the Sidewalk or Bike Path?

Question Jessica asked: Are mounted lights required on a bike trail away from traffic at night?

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eBike Lights

Question Wayne asked: None of my lights are working on my e-bike. Can I still operate it?

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Lights

Question Debra asked: My adult child rides home on his bike at night. He wears a headband that has a headlight and a flashing red light on the back. He was stopped by Daytona Beach for not having lights and

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