Motorcycling is serious business here in the state of Florida. Our riders take it very seriously, and the motorcyclists who venture to the Sunshine State do as well. Unfortunately, the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in the state is on the rise, according to The Tampa Tribune.
Florida continues to rank high in the number of motorcyclist fatalities. One study shows that there were close to 300 deadly motorcycle accidents during the first nine months of 2012.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers understand that these risks are only going to increase. Quickly approaching is Daytona Beach Bike Week, when 500,000 people rally to the area for the 10-day event. It’s the best-known biker rally in the nation and one of the longest. Bike Week events span throughout the state. With concerts, racing, street festivals and parties, we can expect our motorcycling population to increase throughout the next few months. While much of the U.S. is covered in snow and other icy weather conditions, two-wheeled travelers venture south for the sunshine and our breezy roadways. Law enforcement for Bike Week is provided by the Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, but is in reality a statewide effort that is not effective without the safe driving habits and education of riders from across the country.