The Tampa bicycle lawyers at Clark & Martino, P.A. would like to address a topic that is of increasing importance, and that is the uneasy relationship between motorists and people on their bicycles. In Florida, a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle and the bicyclist as a driver. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and are protected by the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles.
Even as more cities around America take measures to accommodate the growing number of bicycle commuters and casual riders, piloting a bike on a public road continues to present serious risks. The issue is one of being able to share the road, and of all parties recognizing that motorists and cyclists alike need to abide by the same set of rules.
Check out some of the special bicycle regulations found in the Florida Statutes:
To learn more about this topic, or to speak to a qualified bicycle lawyer regarding a bicycle accident injury, contact the Tampa bicycle accident lawyers at Clark & Martino, P.A. We are a boutique personal injury law firm with partners who are board-certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar, a distinction held by only a small fraction of lawyers in the state. A bicycle accident lawyer from our firm can be a tremendous help to you in the wake of a serious crash.