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Old 08-29-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Florida State Motorcycle Laws

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Safety Helmet 316.211 Equipment for motorcycle and moped riders.-- Not required over 21 with a minimum of $10,000 in medical insurance

State Funded Rider Ed Available for all eligible applicants-required under age 21 education

Eye Protection Required by law

Daytime Use of Headlight Required by law-modulating headlight permitted

Passenger Seat Required if carrying a passenger

Passenger Footrest Required if carrying a passenger

Passenger Age Restriction None

Helmet Speakers No earphones allowed. Helmet speakers are allowed.

Periodic Safety Inspection None

Mirror Left(L) Right(R) One required by law

Radar Detector No Restriction

Turn Signals Not required.

Muffler No person shall modify the exhaust system in such a manner that the noise emitted is above that emitted by the vehicle as originally manufactured. No person shall operate a vehicle with an exhaust system so modified.

Maximum Sound Level Maximum allowable A-weighted sound levels based on measurements taken at a distance of 50 feet from center line of travel (Sec. 316.293): 1) Manufactured before 1/1/79--82dBA (35mph or less); 86dBA (over 35mph) 2)Manufactured after 1/1/79--78dBA(35mph or less); 82dBA(over 35mph).

State Insurance Requirements FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW-IT DOES APPLY TO MOTORCYCLES! Florida's No-Fault, or "PIP Law" does not apply to motorcycles. HOWEVER, the Financial Responsibility FR Law applies to ALL motor vehicles in Florida, including motorcycles. Thus the voluntary purchase of motor vehicle liability insurance by an owner, operator or owner/ operator is highly recommended. Failure to carry property damage and bodily injury liability insurance in case of a crash, DUI conviction or other occurrences outlined in Florida's FR Law, Ch. 324, may result in some or all of the following: Loss of license/tag and registration, and/or restitution or civil court judgment, and future proof (three years) of high risk, SR22 mandatory liability insurance coverage just to keep your driver license - even if you do not own any motor vehicles. Source: Florida Motorcycle Handbook 2006

Handlebar Height No higher than top of shoulders of the operator when seated upon the motorcycle.

Rider-Education Waiver Skill & Knowledge Test

Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States Yes

Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States N/A

Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane Yes. 316.209 - Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic.-- (1) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.

Lane Splitting 316.209 Operating motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic (2) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (3) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

Lemon Law Coverage No.

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Safety Helmet Required if under age 16 and ATV's only

Eye Protection Required if under age 16 and ATV's only

Minimum Operator Age No Restriction

Rider Education Certification Not Required

Operator License Not Required

Headlight Not Required

Taillight Not Required

Muffler Not Required

Maximum Sound Level No Limit

Spark Arrestor Not Required

Registration Required by law

Vehicle Title Required



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Old 10-17-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: Motorcycle laws by States..

I always thought turn signals were required....
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:34 AM   #3
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Re: Motorcycle laws by States..

nope, can use hand signals... and only need 1 mirror (left side, i believe)....
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

ya i got a ticket for not have turn signals and i was arguing with the cops, ended up staying the night in county and they towed the bike, thus when i got out the popo was in alot of trouble, got all new plastics for the bike, and the cop was fired lol
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #6
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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

someone needs to update that list with the new laws that have come into effect since july 1st of 2008. theres been quite a few added.
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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

laws added July 2008


http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2008-117.pdf

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Old 04-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

nice find. thanks for adding it
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Re: Florida State Motorcycle Laws

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Upon conviction, the court shall impose a fine of $5,000, revoke the
person’s authorization and privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period
of 10 years
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