Why Bike Lights?
- In what year were lights required on bikes?
- Why were lights required on bikes – Is there a particular study FDOT or NHTSA or someone else determined lights were necessary?
It would seem that since bicycles are vehicles and their operators have the same rights and duties as other drivers, similar rules about lighting would apply. Numerous studies show that riding without lights at night is dangerous and results in a large proportion of crashes, injuries and deaths. Here is an article about that:
A Google search will show many more, but I don’t know which were actually used to justify the law, nor do I know the legislative history of the law. That is beyond the scope of this site.