FAQ: Bicycle Accidents Information & Safety

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DO I REALLY NEED A BELL ON MY BIKE?

Yes. As a Gainesville bike accident lawyer, I know that a bicyclist is required by law to either carry a bell with them or equip their bike with a bell. A bell should be sounded when overtaking a pedestrian on a roadway or sidewalk. It is also intended to alert a pedestrian of a, likely, […]

CAN I RIDE MY BIKE ON THE SIDEWALK IN GAINESVILLE?

This is a good question. The general rule is that Florida law permits bicyclists to ride on the sidewalk. However, a city, county, or municipality may pass additional rules restricting bicyclists from sidewalks. The City of Gainesville allows people to ride on sidewalks unless specifically prohibited. Check with your area’s code of ordinances. In answering […]

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING MY BICYCLE IN GAINESVILLE AND OCALA?

Our Free, No Obligation, Florida Accident Guide Helps Drivers Be Prepared in Case of an AccidentOur Free, No Obligation, Florida Accident Guide Helps Drivers Be Prepared in Case of an AccidentVIEW DETAILS Florida law only requires persons under the age of 16 to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. However, as an accident injury […]

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