No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle the driver is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed. A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.
s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 319, ch. 95-148; s
Motorcycle blocking traffic for a large group of motorcycle riders to pass through an intersection as one unit, therefore, stopping traffic from in opposite direction. This is done for a safety factor and to retain unity of the group riding. Is it worth filing not quilty?
May 06, 2012
Steven Daily: ...
So, you think motorcyclists should be able to bring all traffic from all directions to a grinding halt by stopping their bikes in the middle of a busy intersection, since it is more fun riding with friends?
And how is it safe, if emergency vehicles are unable to get through an intersection clogged with a group of idling motorcycles, and if traffic coming at right angles has a green light but there are motorcycles idling in the middle of their traffic lanes?
It is unsafe, inconsiderate and illegal for any car or motorcycle to block an intersection like this.
May 07, 2012
Rod motorcylce rider: ...
year after year mor & more motorcyclist are killed by people driving cars unsaflely. Most motorcyclist don't die from rider error, it's usually a motorist driving a car that kills them. When we ride in large groups it's usually to support a chartity & blocking intersections is for a very brief moment & helps to keep all riders safe from traffic moving in & out of the large group.
June 30, 2012
jon car driver: ...
Blocking an intersection as such is illegal, and if I see a motorcycle doing to so that they can ride in a pack, I WILL inch forward and I WILL cut in. Sorry, but you do not own the road, if you expect to be respected on the road you need to obey the laws of the road just like anyone else.