How many bicycle citations can officer can handout at the same time? Four tickets were given to me: bike/brake/non/improper & bike/fail to ride right hand curb & front and rear light
I read that a person on bicycle can’t get violated for riding on right curb. My ticket states, “not riding next to the (r) curb/ riding against traffic”.
A bicycle is a vehicle. What does that mean? I can drive a car, right?
The clerk of court wouldn’t book a court for this ticket. I wrote two times already to them?
Citations can be written for any violations that exist.
The brakes and lights required on a bicycle are as follows:
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(13) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its rider to stop the bicycle within 25 feet from a speed of 10 miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
(7) Every bicycle in use between sunset and sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a lamp and reflector on the rear each exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 600 feet to the rear. A bicycle or its rider may be equipped with lights or reflectors in addition to those required by this section. A law enforcement officer may issue a bicycle safety brochure and a verbal warning to a bicycle rider who violates this subsection or may issue a citation and assess a fine for a pedestrian violation as provided in s. 318.18. The court shall dismiss the charge against a bicycle rider for a first violation of this subsection upon proof of purchase and installation of the proper lighting equipment.
s. 316.2397 – Certain Lights Prohibited; Exceptions
(7) Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except:
(c) For the lamps authorized under subsections …. s. 316.2065 …. which may flash.
If you were riding against traffic, you were violating this subsection of the bicycle regulations and the requirement for all vehicles to drive on the right side of the roadway.
(5)(a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride in the lane marked for bicycle use or, if no lane is marked for bicycle use, as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
In order to drive a car you must meet all the requirements for operating a motor vehicle such as having a driver’s license, registering the vehicle, etc. See your local police or the Department of Motor Vehicles.
A bicycle is a vehicle, but not a motor vehicle, and the operator does not have to have a license, insurance or, except as required by local ordinance, register the bicycle. The operator has the rights and duties of other drivers, which means following all traffic laws. There are a few provisions that are different for bicyclists and motor vehicle operators.
You will need to contact your local police or the clerk of the court to find information about a court date.