Motorists, Look Twice to Save a Life - Motorcycle Ride to Work Day - June 17June 17, 2019 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share
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.
Motorists are always urged to ‘Look Twice and Save a Life,’ because three quarters of all motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles, usually passenger cars.
Ride Smart Florida says, “Considering only multi-vehicle crashes that involve motorcycles and other vehicles, motorists are at fault in 39 percent of crashes.”
A male motorcyclist with 360 thousand miles driven says, “When you're on a motorcycle you absolutely have to watch what other drivers are doing. I've had cars cut right out in front of me because they couldn't see me because they were on their phones.”
“We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. urge motorists to always be mindful that they share the road with motorcycles and Look Twice and Safe a Life,” says Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
HuntersHeroesFoundation.org has the following recommendations for motorists:
- Always look more than one time.
Drivers should always look two or three times for a motorcycle when changing lanes or making a turn. This will help to prevent accidents where drivers do not see the motorcycle, which could have very well been in their blind-spot.
- Leave Plenty of Room.
If you are driving a car, van, SUV, or truck you need to leave plenty of room when pulling up behind a motorcycle in traffic or at a stop sign or traffic light. Tailgating is bad in general, but it can be deadly when it involves a motorcycle. Do not travel too close to a motorcycle as you might not be able to stop in time, sending you into the back of the bike and the rider skidding across the road.
When coming to a stop behind a motorcycle, you need to leave plenty of room in the event someone slams into you from behind. The buffer zone will prevent you from being pushed into the motorcycle.
"Should you or a loved one be injured in a motorcycle accident because of the negligence of another driver, please contact our experienced legal team. We are available 24/7 to assist you, and there are no costs or attorney fees unless we make a monetary recovery for you,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one (1%) percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.