Steven asked: Since bikes must follow the rules of the road, is it required to install side view mirrors if we plan on biking on a road?
Although it is hardly known, the following statute applies to all vehicles. A bicycle is a vehicle.
s. 316.294 – Mirrors
Every vehicle, operated singly or when towing any other vehicle, shall be equipped with a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle.
s. 316.003 Definitions
(4) Bicycle – Every vehicle ….
Many cyclists use small mirrors attached to their glasses or helmets. Although effective, that may not meet the statutory requirement that the vehicle itself be equipped with a mirror.