Definitions

Bicycles are vehicles, but not motor vehicles, but bicycles are traffic, as are other vehicles.

The roadway and sidewalk are included in the definition of street or highway.

The paved shoulder is not part of the roadway.

Category: Definitions

Bicycles are vehicles, but not motor vehicles, but bicycles are traffic, as are other vehicles.

The roadway and sidewalk are included in the definition of street or highway.

The paved shoulder is not part of the roadway.

Is a Xich lo a bicycle?

Question Daniel asked: I have an actual Vietnamese xich lo. If unfamiliar with a xich lo, it is basically a bicycle frame that has a place for passengers to ride attached to its front. Its probably easier just to Google

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Program Updates, Rights & Duties

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

Motorized Three-wheel Vehicles

Question Werner asked: Please watch our video and advise us if we can ride this on public road? Sidewalks? Bike paths? We also have a electric pedelc = pedal assist motor (you still need to pedal the bike). We can

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Motorized Bicycles

Recumbent with Motor

Question Bert asked: I am unclear as to the exclusion clause in FL 316.003 I am planning on electrifying my recumbent trike (with a seat about 10 inches off the ground and a speed of less than 20 mph.) “The

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Motorized Bicycles

eBike Driver’s License

Question Scot asked: I’m confused regarding the 25″ seat height for an electric bike in 316.003. Also, throttle and pedal assist. The Pedego Interceptor electric bicycle specifically . I have a suspended driver license and want to know if this

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Motorized Bicycles

Motor for a Four-Wheeled Rhoades Car

Question Dave asked: I want to buy a 4 wheel pedal powered ( bike for 2 ) factory built vehicle which is like  two bikes hitched together, for two people. It does not quite fit the definitions that I have

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Motorized Bicycles, Rights & Duties

Points Against License for Bicyclist Running Red Light

Question Oscar asked: I got stopped by a police officer in the City of Miami for running a red light. The police asked me for my Florida License and I did not have it with me at the time, just

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Driver License

Party Bike

Question Derrick asked: Are party bikes legal in the state of Florida including in Gainesville, FL?

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Surrey Bikes in the Bike Lane

Question Luis asked: I have a Surrey Bike, that’s a 5-person bicycle that looks like a golf car. Can I drive my bike on the bike lane or this kind of bike is merely exclusive for a tourist zone like

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes, Definitions

Local Ordinances

Specialx commented on another question on this post http://flbikelaw.org/2014/10/electric-motorized-bike/#comments Let me throw in a couple of monkey wrenches about Daytona Beach and Volusia County. 1.) Port Orange has no definition of a bicycle in their ordinances… 2.) Volusia County (Port

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