According to an article published in 2017, Florida ranks number one in the nation when it comes to motorcycle fatalities. Not only is Florida first when it comes to motorcycle deaths, but Miami-Dade has the highest number of fatalities out of every county in the state. If you plan on traveling to Miami on your motorcycle, it is vitally important that you know how to keep yourself safe.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida. Bikes are popular throughout the state due to the great weather and road conditions. More than a million people who live in the state have a motorcycle endorsement and even more riders are on the road when you consider the tourists that flock to the state. The Florida Department of Transportation wants to ensure that all riders are as safe as possible as they cruise down the road.
Driving on two wheels is different than driving on four. Riding atop a motorcycle is also different than riding in a car. When you are on top of a motorcycle, you aren’t protected in the same way as you would be if you’re in a vehicle, even with all of the right safety equipment. Here are some tips for making your way through Miami’s streets on two wheels.
If you are traveling through Miami in a car, you need to be extra vigilant when it comes to motorcycles. You should turn down your radio, so you can hear what is going on outside of your vehicle. Roll your windows down at least part way, and always check your blind spots before merging. Here are some other tips to keep yourself and the motorcyclists that share the road with you safe:
Many motorcycle versus car accidents are caused by the driver of the car. People forget to look out for motorcycles. If you are touring Miami, remember that you will encounter a motorcycle rider almost everywhere you go. Stay alert and be aware.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami, you have rights. Reach out to our office today, and speak with a member of our experienced team of personal injury attorneys. We will review the details of your accident and help you make the best decisions regarding your case.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. Call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation, and learn more about how we can help you. You have the right to file a lawsuit even if you are a visitor to our city.