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The 3 Foot Rule and Biking

by | Jul 31, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents

Florida law requires drivers stay at least three feet from bike riders who share the road. Break the buffer and get ticketed. But with Miami-Dade County being one of those most dangerous in the country for riders, you think there would be more tickets. Surprisingly, there aren’t many. 

Three feet could be the space that saves a cyclist’s life. 

It happens all too often. Bicyclists hit while sharing the road. There is no time to daydream when you’re riding a bike 

Florida law requires drivers to give riders at least a three-foot buffer. No matter what road you’re on, whether it has a bike path or has no bike path at all.  The three foot law still applies regardless of the situation. 

The cyclist are really vulnerable out there.