Did you know that spring is the most dangerous season for motorcyclists? Overall, approximately 31 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes occur during the months of March, April, and May.
During the busy riding season, it is important to keep safety in mind. For new riders, proper training and education are imperative. In fact, the State of Florida now requires all motorcyclists to take and pass the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse™ before being licensed to legally ride in Florida. Experienced riders should perform a safety check on their motorcycles to ensure that the tires, brakes, lights, and other key parts are working properly.
Of course, riders should also have all of the necessary protective equipment, including helmets and reflective clothing. As we continually highlight on this Florida Injury Blog, wearing a helmet is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from a serious injury during a crash. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board estimates that in 2010, helmet use saved the lives of 1,544 motorcyclists, and an additional 709 lives might have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmet.
For tips on what to do if you are involved in a Fort Myers motorcycle accident, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post.
The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.