While a large percentage of road safety is focused on cars, it is important to note that nearly 5,000 people a year are killed in motorcycle accidents, and that number is steadily rising.
In order to make traveling on the road safer for all parties involved, it is integral to remember to "Share the Road" with motorcyclists.
The NHTSA has tabbed May as motorcycle safety awareness month, so we wanted to share with you a few tips for staying safe while riding.
1. Always wear a helmet: In the State of Florida, anyone 20 and younger must wear a helmet while riding on a motorcycle. Even though it is not required by state law, we strongly suggest you always wear a helmet, regardless of your age.
2. Don't speed: Speeding on a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. Drive the speed limit, and arrive at your destination safely.
3. Avoid lane splitting: Don't try to be a stuntman on your motorcycle. Avoid lane splitting and navigate safely with the flow of traffic.
1. Look twice: Motorcycles are not always easy to spot, especially if one sneaks into your blind spot. Always make sure you look twice before changing lanes or making turns.
2. Don't speed: An accident is more likely to occur if either party is speeding.
3. Give a motorcyclist space: Tailgating is always dangerous, and especially so with a motorcyclist. Make sure your vehicle is a safe distance behind the motorcycle in case of an unexpected stop.
We hope these tips will help you stay safe on the roadways. Remember, if you or anyone you know is involved in a motorcycle, car, or truck accident, do not hesitate to call us today.
We are here to serve you.