Printer FriendlySTATE OF FLORIDA WHITE CANE LAW


The State of Florida has a statute regarding the crossing of streets by persons who are blind or vision impaired. This law, Florida Statute 316.1301 (2): Traffic regulations to assist blind persons, states:

Whenever a pedestrian is crossing, or attempting to cross, a public street or highway, guided by a dog guide or carrying in a raised or extended position a cane or walking stick which is white in color or white tipped with red, the driver of every vehicle approaching the intersection or place where the pedestrian is attempting to cross shall bring his or her vehicle to a full stop before arriving at such intersection or place of crossing and, before proceeding, shall take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid injuring such pedestrian. A person who is convicted of a violation of this subsection is guilty of a moving violation punishable as provided in chapter 318.