According to Ride Smart Florida, the communication and outreach extension of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition, the number of annual motorcycle fatalities in Florida has more than doubled over the past twenty years. This puts yearly deaths from motorcycle crashes at 550 per year from 2016 to 2021.
As of 2021, Florida and California held the largest number of registered motorcycles out of the fifty states. When viewed together, the prevalence of motorcyclists in Florida and the upward trend in fatality crashes is disturbing!
These numbers should serve to remind both new and seasoned motorcyclists about the importance of motorcycle safety and riding responsibly. The following are tips on new motorcycle rider safety in Florida but can be helpful to any level of motorcyclist.
Every new journey has to start somewhere. Beginning a successful riding career means making the following a priority within the first 30 days of obtaining your Florida motorcycle license:
Above all, never stop growing as a motorcycle rider. While there are risks inherent to riding, improving your skills and taking safety precautions are an effective way to manage these risks.
Sometimes the most skilled, cautious motorcyclists are involved in accidents. If you or someone you loved suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence, contact the Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann.
At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, our dedicated attorneys understand how devastating motorcycle accident injuries are to victims and their families. We work tirelessly to obtain the compensation our clients need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more.
Contact us online or call (941) 954-4000 today to discuss your accident claim. At Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann, there is no charge for a consultation, and we only get paid when we win compensation for you.