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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 316
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F.S. 316.445
316.445 Performance ability of motorcycle brakes.
(1) Every motorcycle and motor-driven cycle, at all times and under all conditions of loading, upon application of the service brake, shall be capable of:
(a) Developing a braking force that is not less than 43.5 percent of its gross weight;
(b) Decelerating to a stop from not more than 20 miles per hour at not less than 14 feet per second per second; and
(c) Stopping from a speed of 20 miles per hour in not more than 30 feet, such distance to be measured from the point at which movement of the service brake pedal or control begins.
(2) Tests for deceleration and stopping distance shall be made on a substantially level (not to exceed plus or minus 1 percent grade), dry, smooth, hard surface that is free from loose material.
(3) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.
History.s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 1, ch. 76-31; s. 230, ch. 99-248.
Note.Former s. 316.265.