Living in Florida is wonderful for many reasons, but most people would probably agree that being out on the road isn’t one of them. Year after year, our state has been consistently named as a place with some of the worst drivers and most dangerous roads in the country.
Car drivers aren’t just the only people in great danger on our roads – motorcyclists face even higher risks of accidents and fatalities. Perhaps not surprisingly with our overall traffic accident record, Florida takes the top spot as the most dangerous state for motorcycle riders.
The Tragedy of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
In 2015, after almost a decade of decreasing fatalities, motorcycle accident deaths jumped up by 5,000 across the United States.…Read more
Motorcycles are cool, loud, edgy… and risky. While you may look dangerous while cruising the road on your hog, the reality is that it is you who is in danger. Motorcycles are considered the most dangerous motor vehicle on the road, topping passenger cars and tractor-trailers with shocking statistics. Simply put, motorcyclists are at a far higher risk to be involved in, and die from, traffic-related accidents.
Why Are Motorcycles So Dangerous?
Motorcycles are less stable than cars, and also much smaller. Even though they may be able to weave in and out of traffic with ease, saving you time and gifting you with great gas mileage, tough road conditions and loose gravel can cause more harm to a motorcycle than it can to a four-wheeled passenger car.…
Riding a motorcycle is always a thrill, and something that is definitely not for everybody. The biggest concern with a motorcycle is the issue of safety. When you’re riding on an open vehicle like a motorcycle, any type of accident – or even inclement weather – can be incredibly dangerous.
For those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident – or who know someone who has – you know the danger is real. If you’re looking into purchasing a motorcycle, or are hoping to find ways to avoid another accident, here are five motorcycle safety tips that could save your life.
Always wear a helmet. Unfortunately, the state of Florida does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet by law.…Read more
Motorcycles are typically less expensive and use less gas than cars, making them a more cost-effective form of transportation. What’s much more expensive, though, is the cost of a motorcycle injury.
It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that motorcycle accidents result in more serious injuries and have a higher average cost than car accidents; riders are protected by nothing more than what they are wearing, and an accident that might have resulted in nothing more than a fender bender for two car drivers can cause debilitating or even fatal injuries for someone on a motorcycle. Even when motorcycle accidents don’t involve a collision with a much heavier vehicle, the rider still risks hitting the pavement at a high speed and getting caught underneath their bike.…
With the congestion on many of our highways and limited parking in metropolitan areas, some big city commuters may want to start considering trading in their four-wheeled vehicle for a two-wheeled one.
There are several key advantages to riding a motorcycle in a big city, but there are also plenty of risks due to all the other drivers on the roads – most of them in larger vehicles. First, though, let’s take a look at some of the benefits.
Why Ride a Motorcycle to Work?
More parking options Studies suggest that up to 30% of city traffic may be caused by drivers circling the block searching for parking, and drivers spend between 6-14 minutes looking for parking on average.…