Are helmets mandatory for bicyclists in Florida?

In Florida, bicyclists who are age 16 or older are not legally required to wear helmets. However, under state law all riders who are younger than 16 must wear a helmet. The helmet must fit properly and be fastened securely.

Although Florida does not have a universal helmet law for bicyclists, it is a good idea for people of all ages to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle for safety reasons. Helmets can significantly reduce the risk of serious head injuries and keep bicyclists safe when riding in Tampa and elsewhere in the state.

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