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FL Law Regarding Motorcycles & Motorcyclists

The State of Florida has some very stringent laws governing the use of motorcycles, for Florida registered cyclists or regarding motorcyclists traveling in and around the state. Cyclists are required to obey these laws enacted in accordance with Florida Statutes. Requirements that government motorcycles themselves as described but Florida Statutes are as follows: Motorcycle are defined under 322.01(26) has more than 50cc displacement, seat or saddle, not more than 3 wheels on the ground, excludes moped or tractor: License to operate a motorcycle require either a Motorcycle Only License, or Motorcycle Endorsement added to an existing driver’s license. Operators under 16 cannot operate a motorcycle over 150cc.  Fla 316.2085(6)(a) or ‐rent a motorcycle 316.2085(6)(b) Helmet requirements under Chapter 316: Persons under 21 years of age riding or operating a motorcycle must wear a Department of Transportation approved helmet fastened to head 316.211(1) No helmet requirement for person(s) riding within an enclosed cab or any person 16 years of age or older who is operating or riding upon a moped or motorcycle with 50cc or less displacement or is rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower and which is not capable of propelling such moped or motorcycle at a speed greater than 30 mph on level ground.  316.211(3)(a) … Continue reading

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What are the Rights of an Injured Biker / Motorcyclist in Hit and Run Accident Victim in Florida?

In Florida, hit and run automobile accidents happen far too frequently.   When there is a “hit and run” accident, the injuries are often times quite serious.  The reasons for leaving the scene of an accident can vary from “I was drunk” to “I did not know that I hit anything.”  Typically, a driver will flee the scene to attempt to avoid responsibility or liability for the automobile accident.  It is not only against the law to leave the scene of an automobile accident involving injuries – it is also quite dangerous for the injury victim.  Any delay in getting … Continue reading

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