Riding a motorcycle can be uniquely gratifying, presenting a unique way of living on the edge that driving an automobile doesn’t provide. Though new riders can learn a lot by taking a motorcycle safety course, there are things that seasoned pros have picked up that might not be taught in a class. One such tip…
The freedom of the open road is part of the appeal of using a motorcycle. There’s nothing separating you from the thrill of travel. That’s the thrill and the danger. If your travel gets a little bumpy, a rider can find themselves seriously injured. It doesn’t take much to knock a motorcycle off-balance.
On this page, we’ve collected news stories about motorcycles accidents from around Florida. We have cited all of the stories on the individual pages. Check back with the sources to see if there are any updates if you’re curious about a story.
While you’re reading through the latest ones, take a moment to consider how you can stay safer when riding a motorcycle. First, are you wearing a helmet? Helmets save lives. There’s no airbag or seatbelt on a motorcycle. Helmets are the closest thing we have.
Wearing protective leather is another way to guard against things like road abrasions. It may be hot, but you’ll be thankful for them if you fall over. Be sure to drink enough water if you’ve riding in the Florida sun in leather and take breaks when you need to.
Another thing you can do for yourself is to get motorcycle training. Motorcycle schools aren’t like driver’s education courses. Many of them will teach you how to crash in a safe manner, how to maintain your motorcycle, and teach you the realities of riding a motorcycle that you won’t find in the training manual.
Florida’s warm weather makes it an attractive place to ride. But please be safe while you’re out there. And if you drive a car, look twice before merging! You could be saving a rider’s life.
A series of recent motorcycle accidents is a reminder of Florida’s high rate of injuries and deaths from such crashes. In Miami, a fatal motorcycle crash closed multiple lanes of I-95. A Punta Gorda man was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-75. In Boynton Beach, four motorcyclists died in crashes in a two-week period…