What Is the Florida Law for Overtaking or Passing Bicycles? Rights of Bicyclists


In Florida, we have the benefit of great weather. This, in turn, makes Florida a great place for adults and children to ride their bicycles. There are millions of bicyclists in Florida. It is important for Florida drivers to watch out for bicyclists especially children. Pursuant to Section 316.083 – Florida State Uniform Traffic Control – Overtaking and Passing a Vehicle – a driver must driver pass a bicycle or a non-motorized vehicle at a safe distance of at least 3 feet of distance between the bicycle / non-motorized vehicle and the vehicle itself. Of course, a reasonably safe driver must also slow down as needed and obey speed limit and school zones. You can read the full statute at Official Site for Florida Statutes.

Drive safe and watch out for bicyclist.

If you have questions about a Florida bicycle / automobile accident, contact a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation and representation on the issues of liability, medical bills, medical treatment, insurance, and legal rights.