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.

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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Gas Generator for Electric Motor

Question Troy asked: Do the same electric bicycle laws in Florida still apply if I use a gasoline motor as a generator to power the electric assist motor instead of a battery?

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Bells on Bikes

Question James asked: I just read that bicyclists can not use bells or whistles. I use a bell to alert pedestrians I am behind them. It is more cordial than blowing my 115 db air horn which I reserve for

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Headsets

Question Jose asked: Can I use any headset to listen to music while riding the bike?

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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