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Bicycle Regulations

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  • In Florida, a bicycle is defined as a vehicle and bicyclists are drivers subject to the same rights to the roadways and responsible to obey the same traffic laws as motorists.
  • Bicyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet.
  • After sundown and before sunrise, bicycles are required to have lights on the front (white) and rear (red).

Bicycle Regulations in Florida

For a summary of the Florida laws that pertain to bicycles and bicyclists, visit:

Florida Department of Transportation Bicycle Laws and Regulations

Do you have questions about what laws apply to bicycle riders and motorists sharing the road? Do you know the legal status of a bicycle? Do you know what bicycle equipment is required by law?

For the answer to these and other questions, visit the Florida Department of Transportation's Bicycle Laws Website.