Asked in Entertainment / Sports and Land Use & Zoning for Florida

Q: Is it legal for me to ride my dirtbike in my neighborhood?

I have a 125cc dirtbike that cannot go really fast. I live in a pretty laxed equestrian neighborhood. The roads are gravel with no line markings or anything, but isn't rural. I am very confused on the laws in my neighborhood. There is no sign that specifically targets golf carts, but a street sign of a golf cart with the words (sunset-sunrise) is posted.. Im not sure wether or not this is specifically for golf carts or any motorized vehicle. I understand if im going very fast or excessively loud im subject to get in trouble but im not. Is it legal for me to ride my dirtbike WITHIN my neighborhood? I was doing some researching and I stumbled across Florida Statute 316.2123 which says "ATV's may be operated during the daytime on an unpaved roadway where the speed limit is less than 35 miles per hour" The speed limit in my neighborhood is 30 or 10. I am confused on wether or not my type of road is considered an unpaved road or not but i'll probably have to ask an officer.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The statute doesn't apply; your bike is not an ATV (which would not be "street-legal" but nevertheless can be operated under the enumerated conditions).

For the local laws you would have to ask somebody in your locality..

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