Florida Law regulates how fast drivers can travel on our public roads, streets and highways. The statute on point reads as follows:
Florida Statute 316.183 Unlawful speed.—
In south west Florida there are many areas that fall within these descriptions where drivers really need to be careful. One example are walkers. It is very common and well known that pedestrians walk regularly for exercise. Typically, many people walk early in the morning in areas where there is early morning traffic. Drivers need to be very careful of pedestrians that may be walking in or around the street. The potential injury that can result from striking a pedestrian with a motor vehicle is very great. Because there is such a significant risk of harm, drivers really need to watch out for walkers, and cyclists as well, who are using the road. The general rule is that drivers must yield to pedestrians and drives need to maintain the speed of their vehicles in such a way that they are prepared to stop suddenly to avoid a collision with a forseeable pedestrian or cyclist.