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What are some specific road rules for motorcycles in Florida?

As a motorcyclist in Florida, there are several things you need to know about your rights on the road. For instance, if you can show that someone took advantage of your right to drive in an area and caused an accident, you may be able to show that you were in the right and then seek compensation for the driver's error.

Here are a few examples. Did you know that while motorcycles are able to ride two abreast, another vehicle like a car may not try to occupy the same space as you? You, as a rider, are entitled to use the entire lane as you see fit, so no vehicle should try to pass you in your lane or to pass without leaving the lane completely. This also applies to you in reverse; you are not legally allowed to split a lane with a car or truck. You must pass in an outside lane and can't pass between rows of vehicles along dotted or solid lines.

These specific rules for Florida highways and roadways can be beneficial if you get into an accident. If a car passes too close to you, you can point out that a specific law prohibits this. Likewise, if you're riding two abreast and a third cyclist tries to join you, causing an accident, then you may be able to seek damages thanks to the law that allows for only two motorcyclists in one lane.

If you've been hurt in an accident, these laws may help you get the compensation you need. Speak with someone familiar with Florida law if you're not sure how to move forward with your case.

Source: American Motorcyclist Association, "Florida State Motorcycle Laws" accessed Feb. 02, 2015

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