Driver License

Bicyclists are not required to have a driver’s license since they are not operating a motor vehicle.

s. 322.03 – Drivers Must be Licensed; Penalties

(1)Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a person may not drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless such person has a valid driver’s license

Although a driver’s license or other identification is not required to operate a bicycle on the roadway or sidewalk, carrying identification is recommended since you may be required to identify yourself to law enforcement in case of a violation, collision or other incident.

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Bicyclists are not required to have a driver’s license since they are not operating a motor vehicle.

s. 322.03 – Drivers Must be Licensed; Penalties

(1)Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a person may not drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless such person has a valid driver’s license

Although a driver’s license or other identification is not required to operate a bicycle on the roadway or sidewalk, carrying identification is recommended since you may be required to identify yourself to law enforcement in case of a violation, collision or other incident.

Registration Required?

Question Elena asked: I have a bicycle operated cafe that will be operating business in south Florida. Does the bicycle need to be registered as a vehicle? It has a small electric motor to assist on going up hills, etc.

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Driver’s License Required?

Question Ben asked: Would I need a licence to travel on a gas powered bicycle that goes 45mph for private use only. I will not be delivering pizza’s or newspapers just going from one place to the other enjoying the

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License?

Question Dave asked: Do you need a bicycle license or permit to ride your bicycle in Florida? If so where do you obtain them?

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Child Support and eBikes

Question Marco asked: What is the Florida state law on riding an ebike on a suspended license for non-payment of child support? I’ve never been in an accident, DUI or ever had an infraction where points were taken from my

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Driver’s License

Question Ibrahim asked: According to the law, does one require a rider licence to ride a bicycle in Florida. If yes, how do I go about getting one?

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Penalties for Driving without License

Question Matthew asked: Do people get pulled over for riding an ebike with a throttle (no pedal) option without a license (and/or arrested, fined, etc.)? The definition “bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor”

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Bicycle License

Question Dolores asked: Do you have to have a registered license plate for a bicycle in order to ride on streets or highways in the state of Florida?

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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

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Driver’s License for Roketa Type 44?

Question Rexene asked: I am looking at purchasing a Roketa 350 watt electric bike type 44. It states bike but looks more like a scooter. Would this be considered a motorized bicycle, which would not require a Florida driver’s license?

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DUI on a Bicycle

Question Tom asked: What are some of the penalties that a cyclist who is convicted of BUI could face and would any of them involve the cyclist driver’s license?

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