The laws that apply to bicyclists under Florida are under Florida statute 316, so if you are a bicycle rider, whether you ride recreationally or you ride the roadways, you should review these laws. Whether you can ride with both hands on your wheels or whether you can ride without any of your hands on…

Yes, you can sue for your Florida bicycle accident in the same way that you can sue if you were a pedestrian and you were involved in an accident, in the same way that you could be involved in an accident if you were in a car as a passenger or on the back of…

The answer is yes and no. If you are riding your bicycle along the roadways, you are not allowed to wear your headphones. However, if you are riding along what many consider to be recreational routes, you can, in fact, wear your headphones.

No, it does not. In fact, the automobile insurance policy called Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, only applies to accidents involving automobiles. Even if you have a motorcycle, you’re not required to have that type of insurance.

Yes, you can. In fact, as a bicyclist, you are in many ways treated as if you were a vehicle. You are subject to all the laws that a vehicle is subject to whether it’s right of way, red light, turning, all these laws apply the same to a bicycle as they do to an…

Legally, unless you are under the age of 16, you do not need to wear a helmet. However, for safety reasons you’re going to have to make that decision on your own.

If you believe that the other party, the other driver, or the other person was responsible in part or in whole for your accident, then you have a claim against them, even if you got the ticket or even if you got cited with some type of violation.

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