May is Florida’s Motorcycle Safety Month, so if you plan on riding a motorcycle in the Sunshine State, take this quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you’re ready. Afterwards, share the quiz with any family or friends who ride motorcycles to help them stay safe and informed while they’re out on the road!
Lane splitting is not legal. Florida Statute 316.209(2): The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
There must be a seat for the passenger or the seat must be meant for two. Footrests for the passenger are required unless the passenger is riding in a sidecar or enclosed cab.
Your headlight must be on at all times. Florida Statute 316.405(1): Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned on.
All riders under the age of 21 must wear a helmet at all times when operating or riding on a motorcycle.
Florida Statute 316.2095(2): No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars or with handgrips that are higher than the top of the shoulders of the person operating the motorcycle while properly seated upon the motorcycle.