Category: Motorcycle Accidents
Florida has warm weather, beautiful scenery, and many motorcycle-friendly roads, which contribute to its ranking as number two in the number of registered private, commercial, and state-owned motorcycle registrations. Many of these motorcycles will be on the road the third Monday in June for the annual motorcycle Ride to Work Day, which celebrates the fun of riding motorcycles.
Since motorcyclists lack the protection that other drivers have, they are more apt to suffer long-lasting injuries, such as paralysis and nerve damage, when they are involved in accidents.
Fatal crash data from 2016 shows that motorcyclist deaths occurred 28 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. We urge all drivers to help prevent fatalities by following the NHTSA’s tips when traveling on the road.
Experts say that the most dangerous situation for motorcyclists happens when other vehicles make left-hand turns. These turns account for approximately 42 percent of all motorcycle/car accidents.
Distracted driving is the major cause of motorcycle accidents and is responsible for approximately 20,000 injuries and 400 to 500 deaths each year.
Driving in foggy conditions requires extra care. Experts say more than 500 fatalities happen each year because of fog-related accidents. Here are some safety tips we would like to share with you.
Daytona Bike Week 2019 runs from March 7 to March 17, 2019. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 people will attend this annual event. With the anticipated increase in the number of motorcycles on the streets in, and around, Daytona, we urge motorists to be cautious when traveling in the area.
Every year there are approximately 840,000 blind-spot accidents in the United States. When motorcycles are involved in blind-spot accidents, they are particularly vulnerable, especially when the other vehicle is a car, SUV, or large truck.
We consider the advocating of safety in preventing motor vehicle accidents an important mission and encourage lawmakers to make safety a priority.
Florida’s beautiful weather and scenery are conducive to taking to the roads on motorcycles. However, more than 4,800 motorcycle deaths happen annually. Knowing what to do ahead of time is important.