Whether you are the driver or the cyclist, accidents involving bike riders can be dangerous and nerve wracking. Although car accidents involving bike riders are usually deemed the fault of the driver, there are some instances in which the cyclist is responsible for the accident. One of those instances is when the cyclist is drunk. Here’s what you need to know about drunk cycling.
Drunk Cycling Is Illegal
Because a bicycle is still a vehicle according to Florida state law, you cannot legally operate a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol. The rules for bicycles are a bit different than the rules for drivers. A cyclist cannot be charged with a DUI unless their BAC is .10 or higher, whereas for drivers the legal limit is .08 BAC. However, a drunk cyclist can be charged with a DUI and therefore deemed responsible for an accident. [Read more…] about Drunk Cycling: What You Need to Know