Do Florida bicyclists have to wear helmets? The answer: it depends.

Check out the following video to learn more! The full transcript is below.

Even though adults do not have to wear bicycle helmets under Florida law, they should! Indeed, studies are clear that helmets greatly reduce the chances of serious head injury.

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Full Transcript

00:06  hi
00:07  i’m greg barthelette with barthelette law
00:09  and i’m a bicycle accident attorney
00:10  representing bicycle accident victims
00:12  throughout the state of florida
00:15  bicycle helmets are they mandatory under
00:18  florida law
00:19  the answer it depends if you are 16 and
00:22  older
00:23  you are not legally required to wear a
00:25  helmet under florida law
00:27  however if you’re younger than 16 you
00:30  are required to wear a helmet
00:31  under florida law now importantly
00:35  just because you don’t have to wear a
00:36  bicycle helmet does not mean you should
00:38  not wear one
00:39  the studies are very clear that bicycle
00:42  helmets
00:42  greatly reduce the chances of serious
00:45  head injuries and trauma
00:46  so go ahead and put that helmet on i’m
00:49  greg barthelette with barthelette law
00:50 take care