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Bicycle Law

MLK, Civil Rights, and the Bike Movement

Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day I stop for a few minutes and re-read his Letter from Birmingham Jail. I like to reflect on MLK’s passion, his ideas and beliefs, and his conviction for the protection and expansion of civil rights for all. Once I came across the picture below of MLK riding his bike in a suit, with his briefcase attached and seemingly going to work, and I began to think of how the bicycle movement relates to the cause for civil rights.

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Florida Law

Florida Legislative Update for Cyclists 

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session begins on March 5, 2019, and from now until the end of session I’ll be posting updates and information on the status of bills that may effect bicyclists. In these updates there will be links to the information on the bills that I have previously written about and links to the text of the bills themselves, as well as the web sites for the sponsors and committees the bills are in front of.

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Florida Law

From Banning Texting While Driving to Any Distracted Driving?

At the start of the year, there were three bills in the Florida Legislature that sought to address a glaring problem: police could not stop a driver using a cell phone to text or otherwise while driving. The ban is only a secondary offense under the current law, and police could only issue a citation if there is some other reason for the stop.

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Florida Law

Will Florida finally ban distracted driving in 2019?

After a 2018 full of tragedy for cyclists and pedestrians, 2019 begins with hope that Florida’s laws will finally catch up with other states regarding distracted driving. This year begins with three bills filed in the Florida Legislature seeking to tackle the toothless law already in place that bans texting while driving.

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Bicycle Law

Can Cyclists Ride in the Road?

Time and again, I hear people ask me why cyclists are in the road and if they are even allowed to ride there. I’ve personally had many yell at me while riding telling me to get out of the road. So, what are the rules of the road when it comes to cyclists?

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Bicycle Law

The Killings Must End.

It’s been a little over 24 hours since a car plowed through a group of 15 cyclists from Cycling Family Broward in Davie, Florida. One cyclist, wife and mother of two Denise Marsh, was killed. As of the time of writing this, another 6 cyclists are injured with one in critical condition. To say the South Florida cycling community is devastated is an understatement.

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Bicycle Law

Finally, helmet safety ratings!

Virginia Tech’s Helmet Lab just recently released its first set of safety ratings for bicycle helmets, and everyone should go take a look. Riders are constantly vigilant in looking out for their safety, so it’s surprising that it took this long to get a comprehensive look at what helmets are safe and why.

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