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Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Safety | 7 comments

Enforcement for Bicyclist Safety

In the wake of several unwarranted traffic stops and citations of cyclists for lawful lane control, Metroplan Orlando has published a document which will be distributed to Law Enforcement agencies in Central Florida.

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Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in General | 55 comments

A Law Like No Other

Most traffic laws have a clear and effective purpose — to reinforce the rules of movement and promote safety. FS 316.2065 does not. It is a convoluted mess made of a vestigial law created in the 1940s to get bicyclists (presumed to be children) out of the way of motorists.

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Safety | 24 comments

Why We Need to Watchdog Sharrow Placement

As if the MUTCD minimums were not bad enough, these installations don’t even meet them. The intent seems to be to keep the bicyclists as far right as possible, as if that will minimize their impact on the important traffic. Of course, it’s going have a different impact on the bicyclist who is sideswiped, or doored then run over.

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