Florida bicyclists must obey the rules of the road! This is because Florida law considers bicycles to be vehicles. Consequently, bicyclists must obey all traffic rules and signals. Check out the following video to learn more! The full transcript is below.



Indeed, Florida bicyclists must obey the rules of the road. Florida Statute Section 315.2065(1) states, in part, that bicyclists have all the rights and duties applicable to a driver of any other vehicle.

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Full Transcript

00:07  hi i’m greg barthelette with barthelette law
00:09  and i’m a florida bicycle accident
00:12  attorney
00:13  in my opinion one of the biggest areas
00:15  of misunderstanding
00:16  is whether or not florida bicyclists
00:18  have to obey the rules of the road
00:20  i believe there are many people who
00:22  think they don’t they can simply operate
00:24  under their own rules
00:26  but the reality is
00:28  bicycles and bicyclists are viewed as
00:30  drivers
00:32  and so they have to obey all the rules
00:34  of the road no different than drivers
00:36  so for example
00:38  let’s say a bicyclist is approaching a
00:40  stop sign
00:41  he or she cannot simply roll through the
00:43  stop sign
00:44  no different than a car the bicyclist
00:46  has to come to a complete stop at the
00:48  stop sign before he or she can proceed
00:51  as always ride safely