Can a car park in a bike lane in Florida? Check out the following video for the answer! The full transcript is below.
In Florida, cars cannot park in bike lanes. Indeed, Florida Statute Section 316.1945 prohibits it. However, Florida Statute Section 316.1945 states that cars can park in bike lanes to avoid conflict with other traffic, to be in compliance with law, directions of a police officer, or traffic devices.
Of course, just because a bicyclist hits a car parked in the bike lane does not mean the driver or owner of the car is automatically negligent. If a bicyclist has an opportunity to safely avoid the parked car, he or she must do so. If the bicyclist does not, there is an argument to be made that the bicyclist is comparatively negligent.
Of course, every bicycle accident must be studied and reviewed on its own merits!
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