Florida Traffic Laws – What Are the Restrictions on Using Limited Access Roadways?

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Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.091 – Limited Access Facilities; Interstate Highways; Use Restricted, establishes limitations, restrictions and other prohibitions to the access and use of certain facilities and interstate highways.
1. No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway. EXCEPTION: Unless such entrances and exists are established by public authority.
2. No person shall operate upon a limited access facility any bicycle, motor-driven cycle, animal-drawn vehicle, or any other vehicle which by its design or condition is incompatible with the safe and expedient movement of traffic.
3. No person shall ride any animal upon any portion of a limited access facility.
4. No person shall operate a bicycle on the roadway or along the should of an interstate highway.
Bicycles:
In the state of Florida, bicycles are not allowed on limited-access roadways or on interstate highways. However, toll bridges are not always on limited-access facilities.
A “Freeway” is a limited-access highway with several significant characteristics:
1. Vehicles traveling in opposite directions are separated by a continuous unpaved median or fixed barrier;
2. There are at least two lanes of travel in each direction;
3. At-grade crossing conflicts are not allowed;
4. Vehicles enter and exit a freeway with merge, diverge and weave movements.
A “Limited Access Facility” is defined, by Florida Statute, as a street or highway especially designed for through traffic and over, from, or to which owners or occupants of abutting land or other persons have no right or easement, or only a limited right or easement, of access. Such highways or streets may be parkways from which trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles are excluded; or they may be freeways open to use by all customary forms of street and highways traffic. See Florida Statute section 316.003(19).


If you have been involved in and/or are the personal injury victim or a Florida automobile accident, please contact Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. regarding your rights. You can also read more Florida Traffic Laws on the Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. website.

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