Question Amy asked: I have looked at the bike lane parking info posted and it has been very informative. I just wanted to get your input about the legality of momentarily pulling into a bike lane to pick up a …
Category: Making Turns
Intersections present special problems and unsafe conditions for cyclists, so when proceeding straight, moving to the center of the through lane is legal and recommended, even if a bike lane is present.
Cyclists are frequently subjected to a “right hook” by other drivers turning too closely in front of them. Those motor vehicle operators are violating a number of laws and unnecessarily endangering the cyclist to simply save a few seconds.
Drivers are required to safely move as far right in the roadway to prepare for a right turn, even if that means moving into the bike lane.
Bicyclists are entitled to the use of the full lane being used to prepare for a left turn.
Question Felicia asked: I live in Tallahassee, Florida, attending grad school at FSU. On my walk to campus I’ve noticed a few close calls with bicyclist and motorist. Specifically, when a bicyclist is in the bike lane going straight and …