Under Florida law, Florida drivers must share the road with bicyclists.
Why is this? Why must Florida drivers share the road with bicyclists? Check out the following video to learn more! The full transcript is below.
As you learned, under Florida law bicycles are considered to be vehicles – no different than cars! What does this mean?
This means that bicyclists have to obey all rules of the road – no different that drivers! Bicyclists must stop at stop signs, stop at red lights, follow rights of way, etc. Basically, follow all rules of the road.
Because bicyclists have same rights and duties as drivers, drivers must share the road with bicyclists. Indeed, drivers are mistaken if they believe their rights are somehow superior to bicyclists. They are not! Drivers must treat bicyclists with safety and caution, the same as they would with drivers.
If you would like to learn more about Florida’s bicycle regulations, click here.
Barthelette Law – Boca Raton Bicycle Accident Attorney
At Barthelette Law, we have the privilege of being bicycle accident attorneys.
On our website, we have a number of articles and helpful resources for bicyclists and bicycle safety. They include:
- Can You Recover For Pain and Suffering In A Bicycle Accident;
- Can You Recover Lost Wages In A Bicycle Accident;
- Do Cyclists Have To Signal When Stopping Or Slowing Down;
- Do Cyclists Have To Signal When Turning;
- How Must A Large Group Of Cyclists Proceed Through A Stop Sign;
- Can A Car Park In A Bike Lane In Florida;
- Can Bicyclists Ride Against The Direction of Pedestrians On The Sidewalks; and,
- Can Bicyclists Ride Side-By-Side
We have many other articles available in our blog section.