Critical Mass Tonight! Be Aware of Bicycle Laws

Hochman & Goldin PA would like to remind everyone that tonight, May 30th, Miami Critical Mass will be riding through East Little Havana, West Miami, Flagami, West Flagler, West Little Havana, and Downtown. Miami Critical Mass is an event held on the last Friday of every month, where bicyclists and, less frequently, skateboarders, inline skaters, roller skaters, and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse.

Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and must obey the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles. These laws include stopping for stop signs and red lights, riding with the flow of traffic, using lights at night, yielding the right-of-way when entering a roadway and yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks. When a lane is too narrow for a bicycle and a car to share safely, the cyclist is entitled to the use of the entire lane. Within this lane, the cyclist usually rides on the right half to facilitate visibility for overtaking motorists, but should ride far enough left to discourage motorists from trying to squeeze past within the lane. If you’re in a vehicle and decide to overtake, you must give at least 3 feet of space between the cyclist and the vehicle.

At Hochman & Goldin PA, we handle cases fighting civil and criminal traffic infractions, speeding tickets, red light and camera violations, and toll violations (including MDX, toll-by-plate, and Sunpass). We also provide expunging and sealing services for criminal records, and offer consultation in criminal traffic charges.

To speak to a Miami Traffic Ticket Lawyer about civil traffic infractions, contact Hochman & Goldin PA by calling 305-665-1000. For more information, you can also explore our website, which features include a page that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions, information about the law firm, and listing of testimonials from previously satisfied clients.