Program Updates

Category: Program Updates

Laws Applicable to Bicycles

Question Mike asked:  Given the law defines a bicycle as a road vehicle and its operator as a driver, do the same equipment standards (per FL DMV Handbook or perhaps, FL statue) apply to bicycles. It seems to me it

Electric Moped

Question Natalia asked:  Is it allowed to drive/ride an electric moped without a driver’s license? I know you need one for gas powered ones but for electric ones you need a license or registration? Answer A moped can be either gas

Video Evidence

Question Kenneth asked: I’m a daily 25-mile bicycle commuter. I try hard to lead by example, wearing full safety equipment and lighting, following all traffic rules (including full-stops at stop-signs) and generally be a courteous road sharer. Despite this, I

Motorized Scooter

Question Elizabeth asked:  48 volt/700 watt e-scoot?  Does a person need a license or license plate for this type of machine? The dealer clams neither is required, no pedals, 20MPH on flat surface. Thank you for any help. This is

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?

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

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.

Missing Posts

My apologies, but we have been experiencing some difficulties with the web site.  This is not limited to the Ask Geo site, but also other FBA sites.  We are trying to determine the cause and insure it is corrected and

Welcome to Florida Bicycle Law

The purpose of this blog is to keep cyclists and our law enforcement partners informed about Florida bicycle law. We will also use this site to provide updates on the The Florida Bicycle Law Enforcement Toolkit, which is currently being