Share the Road: Rules for Motorists
Using Florida’s roads requires care and courtesy whether you are driving a car or riding a bicycle. Florida law requires every driver to respect the rights of others to be on the road. You can do your part by being a safe and courteous driver every time you get behind the wheel.
Bicyclists in Florida have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists in this state. As a motorist, you should drive carefully around bicyclists. In some areas, bicycling is very popular and you may encounter groups of bicyclists. It is legal for bicyclists in Florida to ride two-abreast. However, bicyclists must show courtesy and not impede other road users. Some of the roads that are popular with bicyclists have curves, blind corners and up hills: be aware that you might suddenly come across a single rider or a group of bicyclists on scenic roads and drive accordingly. Here are some tips to more safely share the road with bicyclists: