Question Kimberly asked: My questions: Is riding more than two abreast something you can be arrested for? Is it consider reckless or careless driving? (I guess I am wondering: Is impeding traffic because you are two apart reckless?) If you are …
Category: Impeding Traffic
[caption id="attachment_2102" align="alignright" width="300"] The most common cause of delay for motorists is other motorists.[/caption]
All road users routinely and legally delay other road users. “Impeding” is when a driver delays others in a particular way that has been defined by the state to be unlawful. In florida impeding is defined as follows:
Unlawful Speed: 316.183 (5) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.
This law does NOT apply to human powered vehicles.
Impeding traffic is not, in itself, a violation. There are many situations in which bicyclists legally delay other traffic. They may do so lawfully if traveling in a narrow lane, passing other vehicles, preparing far a left turn, avoiding any unsafe condition, and other situations. Other drivers must wait until it is safe and legal to pass in those situations.
Drivers encounter many circumstances in which they are slowed or stopped. Garbage trucks, mail carriers, stopped vehicles, traffic lights, stop signs among many others.
If a driver can safely pass within the lane or by changing lanes, he is not being impeded.
Question Anonymous asked: Maybe I’m completely wrong. Saturday, 7/28/18, about 8:30 am, my wife and I were travelling to Leesburg from Orlando. We took County Road 455 as a scenic route on our journey. The portion between The West Orange …
Question Sandy asked: I live in Weston, FL, where there are specific bike lanes. However there are “clubs” that ride together, 2-3-4-5 abreast at times that literally take over the entire right lane for drivers of autos. Is this legal?
Question Mark asked: Do double pacelines violate the statute with reference to riding two abreast when one or both lead riders rotate to the back of the line? At that point, they will be riding three or four abreast.
Question Elizabeth asked: Every weekend there are cyclists that gather in large numbers. They clump together spilling out of the bike lane and blocking at least half of the road. This requires vehicles to drive at a snails pace until …
Question Miguel asked: Is velocity of bicycles on state or local roads regulated in Florida or any other place in USA.
Question Harry asked: When bicycles are in groups are they supposed to ride single file or are they allowed to ride side by side?