March has currently been deemed Florida Bicycle Month per Governor Rick Scott. And while Orlando may not have made last year’s list of Top 50 US cities for biking, it’s fair to say that Central Florida still has some of the best trails in the country.
For example, Seminole County alone has four major trails that stretch as far as 23 miles: the Cross Seminole Trail, the Flagler Trail, the Kewannee Trail, and the Seminole Wekiva Trail. But in order ensure safety for all users of the trails, the Leisure Services Department asks that you follow a few important rules.
- Pass on the left: pass other trail users going in your direction on their left. Look ahead and behind to make sure that your lane is clear before you pull out and around the other user. Pass with ample separation distance. Do not move back to the right until you have safely gained distance and speed away from the other user. Faster traffic should always yield to slower and on-coming traffic.
- Be predictable: travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind you before changing positions on the trail, regardless of your mode of travel.
- Control your bicycle: inattention, for even a second, can cause disaster. Stay alert and maintain a safe and legal speed at all times. Youth helmet laws are in effect, as well as other “rules of the road” as indicated by State statute.
If you or someone you know have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.