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.

Parking on a Sidewalk

Question Dorcas asked: My neighbors block my husband’s wheel chair by parking their 6-bikes and 1-motorize child motorcycle on the sidewalk.  We can never get down the sidewalk in front of our building.  We go in the other direction hoping

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Blue Lights?

Question Frank asked: Is it legal or illegal to have blue lights on your bike? I have red white and blue and I don’t want to get in any trouble over it.

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Bells and Horns on Bikes

Question David asked: Are bikes required to have bells or horns. It only seems logical that they have either in order to warn pedestrians when approaching them, especially from the rear. I believe cars are required to have horns. If

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Bike Lights and Paved Shoulders

Question Jeremiah asked: I need to ride a bike to work. There is not a sidewalk to ride on along the highway to or from my home and work. Since I have to ride on the shoulder, do I have

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Rights & Duties

Bicycle Lights

Question Angie asked: Does law require the rear bicycle light to be only a reflector or does it have to be a battery operated flashing red light?

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Bicycle Reflectors

Question Tim asked: Are there any requirements to have reflectors on your bicycle tires in Florida?

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Legal Bike Helmet Headset?

Question Ian asked: I noticed this new “Coros LINX Smart Cycling Helmet” on kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coros/coros-linx-smart-cycling-helmet-safely-tune-in-to 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

Color and Brightness of Bicycle Lights

Question John asked: Most of the time I ride in full dark between 4:00 am and 5:30 am due to the sparseness of cars on the little circuit I follow in my neighborhood. I think I understand the minimum lighting

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Flashing Lights

Question Michael asked: I am a disabled veteran in a wheelchair, I ride a adaptive hand cycle that is a lay back position and in total it’s only 32″ high. I use 2 5′ safety flags and I have 2

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Definitions

Bicycle Lights

Question Lisa asked: Can you wear a helmet or hat with a light on it instead of a light on your bicycle?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment