Category: Bike Accidents
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more bicyclists and pedestrians are outdoors enjoying Florida’s environment and sharing the roads with motor vehicles.
Governor DeSantis signed a proclamation signifying March as Florida Bicycle Month. Naples, Fort Myers, and Punta Gorda are all having events during this special month.
Cape Coral, FL (February 27, 2020) Cape Coral Police report a bicyclist was taken to the hospital after a Cape Coral Crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) responded to over 2,000 crashes in Collier County as of October 22, 2019. Those crashes involved 56 pedestrians and 62 bicyclists.
Collier County, FL (January 19.2020) Cathleen P. Ragone, 62, of Naples, tragically died from injuries she suffered when she was hit by a car while on her bicycle Sunday morning, just after 11:00 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Florida is one of the worst states for bicycle accidents. The Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) supports statutory provisions in Florida to ensure the safety and rights of bicyclists.