Taking Safety Measures During Biktoberfest
Biktoberfest has been in operation since the year 1993. It was mainly established to attract people all around the world to Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, DeLand, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, and Bunnell area during the Fall season. Biktoberfest will take place October 19 through the 22nd this year. Many Floridians will be preparing for the annual costume parties, pumpkin competitions, trick-or-treating, and the famous biktoberfest.
Floridians along with Florida natives will be attending biktoberfest by the thousands as they have every year. Tens of thousands of bikers ride into Florida each October. This is a great profit for Florida, but it also brings with it many dangers. With so many bikers roaming the roads, accidents are bound to happen.
Many motorcycle accidents could be avoided if caution were exercised while driving. Florida sees many motorcycle accidents every year and as the years pass, that number is always increasing. Four bikers were killed in the Bikeoberfest that took place in 2013, reported the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Statistics of 2015 Fatalities
Below will show the number of fatalities for each county in Florida that took place in the year 2015.
- 68 in Miami-Dade
- 48 in Hillsborough
- 43 in Broward
- 34 in Palm Beach
- 28 In Pinellas
- 26 in Orange
- 26 in Lee
- 24 in Duval
- 23 in Brevard
- 23 in Volusia
- 22 in Pasco
- 22 in Polk
These were the counties that accounted for the most deaths.
Keeping These Safety Tips in Mind
These safety tips have been provided by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle for every driver:
- Motorcycle ride safety course should be taken
- A drivers license motorcycle endorsement should be acquired
- Using retro-reflective and bright clothing
- Remaining alerted at all times
- Getting Familiarized with the area that the rider will be going to
- Perform a motorcycle inspection before leaving
- Not using any drugs or alcohol while riding. It can cause accidents due to impairments.
- Study, know and follow the traffic laws
- Providing courtesy to other motorists
- Not acting recklessly by speeding
These are just some basic tips that will greatly reduce motorcycle accidents. Anyone who is driving, especially a motorcycle rider should be aware of all the tips that can help save their lives in the future. One wrong mistake can cost many lives; do not become another statistic. Miami personal injury lawyers at Percy Martinez Law firm have helped thousands of injured motorcycle drivers and their families through their over two decades in practice.
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Motorcycle accidents usually do not end well. Victims can seek compensation through any reckless driver that caused the accident or for any cause such as, poor road design, lack of maintenance, and even a hazard on the road. By getting in touch with one of the firm’s Miami lawyers, the victim would have their case analyzed for all possible outcomes. The personal injury lawyers are determined to fight for the victim’s rights and full compensation.