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Today, I want to talk to you about pedestrian law. So if you’re walking somewhere and there’s a sidewalk here in Florida, you need to walk on the sidewalk. It is the law that you stay on the sidewalk if one is provided. If however, there is no sidewalk provided you can walk in the street, but you need to walk against traffic. So if you’re walking on the roadway, it’ll be on the left side of the road facing traffic. that’s the law here in Florida. It’s safer that way so you can see cars coming at you. Of course, this is completely different than riding a bicycle in Florida. Riding a bicycle you ride with traffic if you’re on the road, that’s a law you cannot ride against traffic, but as a pedestrian, if there’s no sidewalk you walk against traffic. If there is a sidewalk stay on the sidewalk, it’s a lot safer. If you have any further questions feel free to give us a call here at Zweben Law group. We’re happy to help.

Gene Zweben
Gene Zweben
Gene is the managing partner of Zweben Law Group located in Stuart, Florida. Gene's practice focuses on litigating plaintiff's cases throughout the State of Florida and has significant experience in: personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, family law and general civil cases.

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