Can cyclists use the full lane? Unfortunately, many drivers believe only they – and not cyclists – can use the full lanes.
But this is not true!
Watch the video below where we discuss two examples where cyclists can use the full lane. The full transcript is found below.
Can cyclists use the full lane? Yes, in certain situations they can.
As one example, let’s say a cyclist is using the bike lane. However, the cyclist sees road debris ahead in the bike lane. What can the cyclist do? Under Florida law, the cyclist is allowed to use the full lane to avoid the debris. This is true even if the cyclist is traveling slower than the traffic.
As another example, let’s say the cyclist is on a slow moving road. The speed limit is 20 miles per hour. When the cyclist travels at the same speed as drivers, the cyclist may use the full lane.
However, there are times when a cyclist cannot use the full lane. Under Florida Statute Section 316.2065(5)(a), when a cyclist travels slower than the speed of traffic, the cyclist must use the bike lane or stay on the right hand side of the road.
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