If you ride a motorcycle, you are probably aware of the basic laws of the road. After all, all motorcycle riders have to take a basic test to get their license, but you may not be aware of all of the laws. Or if you are a motorist, you may not be aware of the laws pertaining to motorcycle riders. Here are some basic Florida motorcycle laws that everyone should know.
Operating Florida Motorcycle Laws
In order to legally operate a motorcycle in Florida, you must have a motorcycle license or endorsement on your driver’s license. When riding your motorcycle, you have to wear a helmet and protective eye gear, and all of your passengers must, too.
While sharing the road with vehicles and other motorcycles, there are some rules that must be followed. While lane sharing between two motorcyclists is allowed, lane sharing with multiple riders is illegal. Motorcyclists must also obey all other traffic laws.
The state of Florida does not require insurance for motorcycles and their riders. Because of this, accidents caused by motorcyclists can be difficult to pursue in the matter of compensation. When motorcyclists are the victim of a car accident, they often must file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company if they do not have their own. It is a good idea as a motorcyclist to carry insurance even though it is not legally required.
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