Florida's beautiful weather makes motorcycle riding popular. Unfortunately, motorcycles are not as safe as other vehicles. Due to their nature and size, motorcyclists have a higher risk of suffering severe injuries in accidents. Motorcycles lack the protective frames of cars, as a result of which motorcyclists are only protected by helmets and other riding gear.
In addition, motorcycle accidents have a high fatality rate. A recent study from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration shows that Florida has experienced a significant increase in fatalities associated with motorcycle accidents in recent years.
- Failure to maintain proper distance
- Sudden lane change or turn
- Adverse weather conditions
- Road hazards
How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
Since motorcyclists are at a higher risk of harm in the event of a road accident, it is important to exercise additional caution and care while riding. The following guidelines are recommended to prevent motorcycle accidents:
- Wear protective gear
- Ride carefully
- Avoid riding under dangerous weather conditions
- Avoid riding while intoxicated
- Be vigilant