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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
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F.S. 316.2071
316.2071 Personal delivery devices.
(1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a personal delivery device may operate on sidewalks and crosswalks, subject to s. 316.008(7)(b). A personal delivery device operating on a sidewalk or crosswalk has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, except that the personal delivery device must not unreasonably interfere with pedestrians or traffic and must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on the sidewalk or crosswalk.
(2) A personal delivery device must:
(a) Obey all official traffic and pedestrian control signals and devices.
(b) Include a plate or marker that has a unique identifying device number and identifies the name and contact information of the personal delivery device operator.
(c) Be equipped with a braking system that, when active or engaged, enables the personal delivery device to come to a controlled stop.
(3) A personal delivery device may not:
(a) Operate on a public highway except to the extent necessary to cross a crosswalk.
(b) Operate on a sidewalk or crosswalk unless the personal delivery device operator is actively controlling or monitoring the navigation and operation of the personal delivery device.
(c) Transport hazardous materials as defined in s. 316.003.
(4) A person who owns and operates a personal delivery device in this state must maintain an insurance policy, on behalf of himself or herself and his or her agents, which provides general liability coverage of at least $100,000 for damages arising from the combined operations of personal delivery devices under the entity’s or agent’s control.
History.s. 3, ch. 2017-150.