What Are The Florida Bicycle Helmet Laws?
A: Since there is a lack of a national bicycle helmet law, each state has different helmet laws that apply to bicyclists. Florida was one of the leading states in bicycle helmet awareness and requires children under age 16 to wear bicycle helmets while riding a bike.
According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, only 21 states and the District of Columbia have helmet laws, and those that have the laws generally require cyclists 18 and younger to wear a helmet.
Florida’s bicycle helmet law requires all children under 16 to wear a “bicycle helmet that is properly fitted and is fastened securely upon the passenger’s head by a strap.” This requirement helps to reduce injuries to children in case of a Florida bicycle accident.
If you have been injured in a South Florida bicycle accident, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale bicycle accident attorney today at 954-677-0155.