BIKE Laws

LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOWsame-rights-same-rules-011

  • Bikes are legally defined as a vehicle in Florida. The bicyclists is a driver.
  • Bicyclists have to obey the SAME traffic laws as motorists.
  • Bicyclists are required to STOP at signs and red lights, follow the flow of traffic, use lights at night and STOP for people walking.

BIKE LAW SYNOPSIS

For purposes of reducing high-crash-risk behaviors, we’ve highlighted the most important sections below. You can download all of Florida’s Bike Laws.

Legal status of a cyclists 316.003(2)

  • A bicycle is defined as a vehicle for purposes of the Uniformed Traffic Control Law.
  • A cyclists has all the rights to the roadway….
  • A bicyclists riding on a sidewalk —. in the City of Orlando, —- can NOT ride on the sidewalk. (ordiance.)

Equipment (316.2065

  • Bikes must be equipped with a lamp on the front and back —
  • Bike helmet
  • NO headsets