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Are there any Special Laws that apply to bicyclists in Florida?

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In large part bicyclists are treated like motor vehicles but there are certainly special rules that apply to bicyclists. For instance if you’re under 16 you’re required to wear a helmet. If you’re riding at night, you need to have a light. If you are riding on the sidewalk, you need to yield to pedestrians. If you’re riding your bike slower than traffic, you need to stay to the right. Obviously if you’re going to turn left then you would want to get in the left lane. But yeah, there are some peculiar laws that apply to bicyclists just by nature of the fact that bikes are separate and different types of transportation as compared to motor vehicles.


Julie S. Luhrsen

Attorney Julie Schrank Luhrsen attributes her successes both as a lawyer and also as a leader to the training and experience she obtained while serving as an active-duty Army JAG lawyer.  Beyond the many cases she tried, she learned invaluable lessons about leadership and teamwork that she uses daily at her firm and on behalf of her personal injury clients.  While proud to hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, her most gratifying accomplishment was to be the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Legal Assistance for Military Personnel award.   In practice in Florida for over 15 years, Julie focuses on representing the injured and providing them the support and legal guidance needed to attain the best result possible.  She welcomes the chance to help Florida families recover after serious accidents and from legal wrongs.

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