Rights & Duties

stopped_at_lightGenerally, bicyclists and other operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as other drivers unless specified in the statutes.

For example, cyclists must not drive too fast for the conditions:

s. 316.183 – Unlawful Speed

(1)No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.

but are not subject to the slow speed and impeding traffic provision because they are not motor vehicles.

(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

Under certain conditions, cyclists must keep right and in bike lanes, but there are many exceptions specified in the statutes.

Bicyclists on the sidewalk have the same rights and duties as pedestrians.

The most basic right of all vehicle operators, including bicyclists, is that they are entitled to the use of the roadway.

Category: Rights & Duties

stopped_at_lightGenerally, bicyclists and other operators of human powered vehicles have the same rights and duties as other drivers unless specified in the statutes.

For example, cyclists must not drive too fast for the conditions:

s. 316.183 – Unlawful Speed

(1)No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.

but are not subject to the slow speed and impeding traffic provision because they are not motor vehicles.

(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

Under certain conditions, cyclists must keep right and in bike lanes, but there are many exceptions specified in the statutes.

Bicyclists on the sidewalk have the same rights and duties as pedestrians.

The most basic right of all vehicle operators, including bicyclists, is that they are entitled to the use of the roadway.

What Roads Can cyclists Use?

Question Jonathan asked: Which roads in Florida am I able to ride on, I know not i-4 or the interstates-75,90,10 and the turnpike’s, which others?

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Bicycles Use Sidewalk

Question Nathan asked: http://www.wekivaparkway.com/wpcms/data/img/uploads/files/23827525201-Signing.pdf Page 48 shows the sign, which will be posted on SR 46 (not a freeway). Page 18 shows the placement, used to get bikes to the right of a merging ramp. Is this legal?

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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

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment, Rights & Duties

Riding Against the Flow of Traffic

Question James asked: Is it illegal to ride a bicycle against the flow of traffic down a one-way street in Florida?

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Bicycle on Private Property

Question Theresa asked: Do cycles need to stop before making right lane turn. On private property that has a stop sign. When a car is at the stop sign and cycles comes up on the car who has right way?

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Bicycling in Destin, Florida

Question Bob asked: My wife and I are coming to Destin for the month of February. We were thinking of bring our own bicycles, very common bikes that we ride in our small Missouri town. We realize that we would

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Right of Way in State Parks

Question Judith asked: I was walking in a Fl State Park on an elevated walkway about 3 ft wide. I was hogged from behind by a biker and fell 4 ft down to the ground. The ranger told him he

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Driver or Pedestrian?

Question Michele asked: Are bicyclists required to ride in the lane the same direction as the traffic or do they ride in the lane facing traffic as a pedestrian does?

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Stopping on a Bike Lane

Question Amy asked: I have looked at the bike lane parking info posted and it has been very informative. I just wanted to get your input about the legality of momentarily pulling into a bike lane to pick up a

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Lanes, Making Turns, Rights & Duties

Remain One Foot from Curb?

Question Dylan asked: What do I say when a police officer tells me that I must stay within 12 inches of the curb?

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Rights & Duties