Does a Bicyclist Have the Same Rights As the Driver of a Car?

Posted by : Milles Law on March 28, 2019

Your Tallahassee Bicycle Accident Attorneys Explain the Rights of Bicyclists on the Road

Bicyclists frequently travel on Florida roads and interact with neighboring drivers. However, many people are unaware of the similarities and differences between the laws governing bicycles and other motor vehicles. According to Florida law, a bicycle is classified as a vehicle. Therefore, they must adhere to the same rules and standards as other drivers. However, bicyclists are not allowed to ride on the interstate. Your Tallahassee bicycle accident attorneys can provide you with more information about the commonalities between bicycle and motor vehicle laws. In the following video, attorney Eric Milles explains that bicyclists do in fact have the same rights as automobile drivers.

Video Transcript:

A bicycle is defined as a vehicle under Florida law. Motor vehicles, such as cars, as well as bicycles, must share the road and enjoy the rights and responsibilities as such. Please bear in mind that a bicyclist or a bicycle may not be on an expressway.

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