As we recently reported on our South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, we are in the heart of Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012. This year’s event marks the 71st Anniversary of the event and this year it’s taking place from the 9th through the 18th of March.
Our Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyers would like to warn motorists around the state about the increase in motorcycle traffic we’re seeing on our roadways. While many drivers fail to recognize the vulnerability of these drivers, we’re asking all motorists to treat these two-wheeled motorists just like any other vehicle on our roadways. These small vehicles have the same rights to our roadways as you and I. Remember to be cautious and courteous around these travelers, especially during Bike Week when thousands and thousands of bikers from across the country venture to the Sunshine State for the big event.
Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012 Events:
-Hogs on the Hill, March 18th, 10:00 a.m.: This event is a parade that will also include a motorcycle exhibit, food, entertainment and more. The first 100 people to register for this event will receive a free t-shirt!
-Fastlane’s Antique Bike Show, March 17th, 12:00 p.m.: Participants are welcome to register for free from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The show will begin and bikes will be judged at 3:00 p.m. Winners will receive both cash and trophy prizes.
-Daytona Beach Community Foundation Motorcycle Drawing, March 17th, 3:00 p.m.: This is what many look forward to every year, the drawing for a custom motorcycle. The drawing will be held at Riverfront Park on Beach St. in Downtown Daytona Beach.
-Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, March 17th: This is a free concert in the Coca-Cola Pavilion. Jackyl, Charley Brechtal Band & LA Pussycats will be performing.
-Daytona 200, March 17th: This event will be at the ending point of the Official Bike Week Parade, the Daytona International Speedway.
-Roar Motorcycles, March 17th, 10:00 a.m.: This is an event for the ladies only. It will include a free lunch, a bike contest, a Cris Sommer Simmons book signing, gourmet coffee and tea, a pampering tent and a hospitality tent.
With all of these events, and much more, it’s no wonder why so many bikers flock to the state for this huge event. As we round out this year’s Bike Week, again we remind motorists to be cautious for the increase in motorcycle traffic on our roadways.
We plea for this help because, if you remember, the state of Florida was ranked as the second most dangerous state in the country for motorcycle accidents in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Big ol’ Texas was the only state ahead of us.