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Old 06-05-16, 08:46 AM   #1
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Quick reference of cycling laws by state. Does it exist?

I would like a business card sized quick reference to cyclists rights in my state (FL). When a driver harasses me and tells me to get out of the road, it would be nice to have something to hand them instead of getting into a shouting match about the law. Does something like this exist?
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Ignore them and keep pedalling.
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I would like a business card sized quick reference to cyclists rights in my state (FL). When a driver harasses me and tells me to get out of the road, it would be nice to have something to hand them instead of getting into a shouting match about the law. Does something like this exist?
Check the Florida Bicycle Association website -- floridabicycle.org/bicycle-traffic-law/ -- for that information. You'll probably have to download-and-print it yourself.

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I would like a business card sized quick reference to cyclists rights in my state (FL). When a driver harasses me and tells me to get out of the road, it would be nice to have something to hand them instead of getting into a shouting match about the law. Does something like this exist?
A gal I know used to and probably still does a copy of 316.2065 printed out as columns in Word (or some similar word processor) to hand out to people. You might want to consider that. And as JBHoren suggested go to the Florida Bicycle Association web site.
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What makes you think that any driver who is annoyed at you would give any credence to a printed card? My guess is that most would throw it to the ground and/or deny any validity.
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Check the Florida Bicycle Association website -- floridabicycle.org/bicycle-traffic-law/ -- for that information. You'll probably have to download-and-print it yourself.
Here is a link to the FL Motor Vehicle Statutes: 315.2065 Bicycle Regulations
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Ignore them and keep pedalling.
+1 , the best and safest suggestion by far, not always easy, but effective.
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Ignore them and keep pedalling.

Advice that I have a hard time understanding in one aspect.

IF you are having an argument with a driver, the BEST thing to do is ride AWAY from them, off the road into a lot, side street, etc., STOP, WATCH, and wait for them to be gone. I cannot say the number of you tube videos I see where some cyclist decides to mouth back off, give the Hawaii Hello or whatever and then ride on down the street like they aren't coming up behind them...or stopping while sitting on a bike like a bag waiting to be punched.
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I would like a business card sized quick reference to cyclists rights in my state (FL). When a driver harasses me and tells me to get out of the road, it would be nice to have something to hand them instead of getting into a shouting match about the law. Does something like this exist?
You could create a quick-reference card. But as for one, that cyclists' could hand out. While very handy, they don't exist.
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Most people who are going to get in an argument with you roadside aren't the types of people looking to be educated about the laws.
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