Category: Bike Accidents
The Move Over for People Act adds clarity to existing Florida statutes.
Bicycle sales exploded in Southwest Florida in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many residents and visitors found that bicycling was a relief from being quarantined.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates U.S. roads were more dangerous in the second quarter of 2020 than they have been in years.
Florida law gives bicyclists who are on the roadways the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Unfortunately, some motorists do not take sufficient precautions when driving and cause bicycle accidents.
March is Florida Bicycle Month. We suggest motorists avoid accidents with bicyclists by cooperatively sharing the roads and being patient when driving.
Bicycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries and even may tragically die when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 857 bicyclists were killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2018.
More Floridians are opting to use bicycles instead of other modes of transportation, and given our consistently beautiful weather, that should not come as a surprise. Whether it is for exercise, commuting to work, or spending a day under the sun with family or friends, many people opt for two wheels instead of four. Whatever the reason, the last thing on most bikers’ minds is the prospect of being involved in a life-altering accident.
Since the onset of COVID-19, bicycle sales have soared across Florida, but some riders are afraid of sharing the roads with other vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country to ride a bike due to motorists' overwhelming failure to heed traffic safety laws and follow the rules of the road. In fact, Florida leads the country in bicycle fatalities. With cities on the west coast of Florida leading the state in bicycle fatalities, avid cyclists in the Fort Myers region must be especially vigilant when out on their bikes. If you've experienced a biking...
Around 33,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. each year, and about 1 in 41 is a bicyclist.