Ogle Law Firm Discusses Possible Impact of HB971 Enactment on Florida Roadways

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed the new legislation HB 971 that allows electric bikes on the roadways. Renowned Daytona Beach law firm Ogle Law Firm has discussed how this new law may impact the overall road safety in the state.

Alachua, United States - August 14, 2020 /PressCable/ —

Floridians are now allowed to ride their e-bikes legally on roads, sidewalks, and paths, or any other place where regular bikes are allowed. This law came into effect on July 1, 2020, after the new legislation HB 971 was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis. While this is great news for electric bike riders across the state, legal authorities are extremely apprehensive about the impact of HB 971 on the number of vehicular accidents. Ogle Law Firm, a trusted Daytona Beach law firm, has recently shared expert opinion on this issue.

The new bill establishes three tiers of electric bicycles based on what speed the motor cuts out and whether a rider must actively pedal for the motor to issue power. Previously, the maximum permissible speed for e-bikes was limited to 15 mph. However, HB 971 allows e-bikes to travel up to 28 mph. The new bill also does away with the 25-inch height requirement for electric bikes. Also, electric bikes can now be operated solely through motorized power, meaning a rider would not have to pedal in order to propel the bike.

Despite the obvious advantages, many experts feel that the new law may also lead to certain safety problems. According to Ogle Law Firm, due to their fast speed, e-bikes have more serious accident risks. Also, because of their smaller size, electric bikes are more susceptible to serious consequences. However, they strongly believe that the success of the HB 971 bill depends on how well the electric bikers adhere to all traffic rules. At the same time, other vehicles should also exercise extra caution to ensure safety for them, mentions Ogle Law Firm.

Over a period of more than three decades, the distinguished attorneys and legal assistants from this Daytona Beach law firm have been providing the highest level of legal support in this region. The company offers specialized legal support covering a wide range of disciplines including consumer rights, institutional neglect, patient rights, public safety rights, highways rights, and personal injury.

“Florida is the perfect place for biking enthusiasts because it’s almost always summer. The enactment of HB 971 is certainly great news, but bike crashes do happen and they can cause serious repercussions. As always, Ogle Law remains at your service, in case you are involved in an electric bike accident,” said a senior spokesperson from Ogle Law Firm.

To find out more, please visit https://oglelawfirm.com/

About Ogle Law Firm: Ogle Law Firm is a renowned Daytona Beach law firm serving this region with flying colors for more than three decades. They have assembled a team of attorneys and legal assistants with a high degree of expertise in the areas of law that they specialize in. The firms is known for their high level of expertise in consumer rights, institutional neglect, patient rights, public safety rights, highways rights, and personal injury.

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Address: 14721 Main St, Alachua, FL 32615, United States
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Website: https://oglelawfirm.com

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