Bicycle laws

One of the most common things freshmen get in trouble for is disobeying bicycle laws. Under Florida law, the bicycle is legally defined as vehicle. Unlike obtaining your drivers license, there is no test to take to ride your bicycle. Because of this, many people do not know the laws of safe and lawful bicycle riding. Bicycle laws:

1) A bicyclist must obey all traffic controls and signals.

2) A bicyclist must use a fixed, regular sear for riding.

3) At least one hand must be kept on the handlebars while riding.

4) No bike may be used to carry more people at one time than the number for which it is designed or equipped.

5) When riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties as a pedestrian.

6) A bicyclist riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks must yield the right of way to pedestrians and must give an audible signal before passing.

7) A bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must have a white lamp on the front visible from 500 feet and both a red reflector and a red lamp on the rear visible from 600 feet to the rear.

8) A turn signal must be given during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.

9) Riding in single file is required except on bike paths or parts of roadways seta side for the exclusive use of bicycles, or when two people riding side-by-side within one lane will not impede traffic flow.

10) A bicyclist may not wear a headset, headphone, or other listening device other than a hearing aid when riding.