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What Are Florida’s Laws on Motorcycles?

Does Florida Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States?


Is Daytime Headlight Use Required?

Yes, required by law; Florida Statutes, 316.405
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108

Is Eye Protection Required?

Required by law; Flordia Statutes, 316.211 (2)

What Are the Regulations Regarding Handlebar Height?

No higher than the top of the operator’s shoulders when seated upon the motorcycle; Flordia Statutes, 316.2095 (2)

Are Helmet Speakers Allowed?

No earphones allowed. Helmet speakers are allowed.

Is Lane Splitting Allowed?

No. The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles; Florida Statutes, 316.209 (2), (3)

Is There Lemon Law Coverage?


What Is the Maximum Sound Level?

Manufactured before 1/1/79–82 dBA (35 mph or less); 86 dBA (over 35 mph).
Manufactured after 1/1/79–78 dBA (35 mph or less); 82 dBA (over 35 mph).
Florida Statutes, 316.293 (2)

Are Both Left and Right Mirrors Required?

One required by law; Florida Statutes, 316.294

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Can Motorcycles Legally Operate Two Abreast in The Same Lane?

Yes. All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane. Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane; Florida Statutes, 316.209 (1), (4)

Are Mufflers Required?

Required; Florida Statutes, 316.272

No modifications which increase sound to a level higher than the manufacturer’s original standard allowed; Florida Statutes, 316.293 (2), (5)

Is There a Motorcycle Passenger Age Restriction?

Required if carrying a passenger; Florida Statutes, 316.2095

Does Florida Have Any Periodic Safety Inspection Requirements?


Are Radar Detectors Legal?

No Restriction.

What Is Required to Ride?

  • Rider-Education Waiver

  • Skill & Knowledge Test

  • Safety Helmet

  • Helmets not required for riders over 21 with a minimum of $10,000 in medical insurance; Flordia Statutes, 316.211 (1), (4)

  • State Funded Rider Ed

  • Effective July 1, 2008, all first-time motorcycle license or endorsement applicants must complete a BRCFlorida Statutes, 322.12(5)(a)

What Are the State Insurance Requirements?

$10,000 per person bodily injury
$20,000 total bodily injury
$10,000 personal property damage liability
$30,000 single limit liability

Are Turn Signals Required?

Required; Florida Statutes, 316.222 (2)

There are many more other requirements regarding motorcycle law, if you have questions contact our motorcycle law attorneys today!