Do I Have to Have a Light on My Bicycle if I Am Riding in Florida?

If you are riding a bicycle in Florida between sunset and sunrise, then Florida bicycle regulations require you to have a light to maximize your safety as well as that of motorists.

Florida Cyclists Must Do the Following When Riding at Night

  • be equipped with a lamp on the front of the bicycle that exhibits a white light that is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front; and
  • be equipped with a lamp and a reflector on the rear of the bicycle that each exhibit a red light that is visible from a distance of 600 feet to the rear.

In Florida, a bicycle may be equipped with extra lights or reflectors in addition to those that are required.

A failure to abide by these regulations may result in a Florida bicycle accident. If you are riding your bicycle between sunset and sunrise without the required lights or reflectors, motor vehicle drivers may not see you on your bike.

If your bicycle is equipped with the necessary lights and reflectors and you are injured in a Florida bicycle accident because of the negligence of a motor vehicle driver, then you may be eligible to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. 

Have You Been Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Florida bicycle accident you should speak with an experienced bicycle injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 727.446.0840 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

Jim Dodson
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A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.