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.

Flashing Lights on a Moped

Question Robert asked: I have a moped. I’ve installed a flashing red 3″ light on the rear. Is this illegal? if so, would the solid light be too. It does both.

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Radio While Cycling

Question Larry asked: I was on youtube watching some bike riding videos. On of them said “Be sure to keep one ear clear for listening for traffic.” In Fla. can we listen to a small radio with one ear plugged

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Bicycle Basics

Question Luis asked: What are the basic things I need to ride a bike and not be fined?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Flashing Lights

Question Doc asked: I use a white light on the front of my bicycle, and a red reflector and red lights on the back of my bicycle when riding between dusk and dawn. My front white lights have a strobe

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

More Lights History

Question Erick asked: This is a tricky one. I need to know when and why the ordinance came to be that a bicycle had to have a white headlight on the front that can be seen 500 ft in front

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Why Bike Lights?

Question Bill asked: In what year were lights required on bikes? Why were lights required on bikes – Is there a particular study FDOT or NHTSA or someone else determined lights were necessary?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Lights

Question Joseph asked: I live in Polk County. When night bicycling, I always travel sidewalks lights off. Roadway, private drive crossing, I turn them both on, Is there a grey area in the law that would make city police dept

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Lights Required?

Question Robert asked: Does the state of Florida require lights, front & back, on a bicycle. If so, why don’t the manufacturers have them on when they are sold to the public?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Carrying an Infant on a Bike

Question Lenore asked: Can an one wear a baby in a sling or backpack and I wanted to know if there was a case that brought about such wording.

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Additional Lights

Question Daniel asked: There are lots of different decorative lights for bicycles sold at Walmart and Target, lights that go on your tire, lights that go under your seat and Anya handlebars, different colors just for decoration knowing you need

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment