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.

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

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?

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

Headsets

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

Bicycle Reflectors

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