Stop Signs and Red Lights

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Cross as a Roadway User or Pedestrian

Question SpecialFX asked: What would be the most legal way of doing this?  Is there a “bad” yet still legal way? Bicycling on a sidewalk and then as I am going across an intersection, I want to move into the

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Bicyclists Stopping at an Intersection?

Question Sharon asked: When waiting for a light to change to go through an intersection, where must a bicycle stop? I remember hearing that a cyclist could move forward into the crosswalk area.

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Dismount When Crossing Roadway?

Question Leo asked: Must a person legally have to get off the bicycle and walk crossing the street or can he or she ride the bicycle across? Please give me the references if possible.

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Cycling Groups at Stop Signs

Question Ed asked: I ride with a large group here in central Fl. On one of our rides we typically have 20-30 riders. What we have been doing is to require our lead rider to come as close to a

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Bike Path Crosswalk

Question Harry asked: Recently the city of Inverness, FL redesigned a major crossing of the Withlacoochee State Trail which I fear has increased the danger for trail users who are attempting to cross N Apopka Ave. I’m hoping you can

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More About Crosswalks

Question Thyme asked: In Miami Beach, I have not found a local ordinance forbidding riding a bike, on the sidewalk, against the flow of traffic. While doing so, and crossing a crosswalk (white ‘go’ sign), I was hit by a

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Inoperative Signals

Question Shawn asked: I recently read this article from my home state: http://www.jsonline.com/news/traffic/motorcycles-running-red-lights-its-the-law-sometimes-b9984295z1-221369311.html Basically, if your bike or motorcycle isn’t being picked up by traffic lights, you are allowed to run the light.  Does FL have a similar statute?

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Vehicular Manslaughter

Comment Vey sent this comment and link: Since this is the first conviction in the country and some people seem to think they shouldn’t be responsible for damages if they run a red light, I thought this news story would

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Bicycles in Crosswalks

Question Herta asked: If a bicycle is on the sidewalk on a right of way and crosses an intersection with a car coming out of a side street with a stop sign, who goes first, the bicycle or the car

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Location of Crosswalk

Question T. Mairs asked: At a T-intersection, with a road running along the top of the “T”, there is a sidewalk (part of the “Walk the Rock” path).  There is a community that meets the main sidewalk that has decided

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