There has always been an amazing image attached to motorcyclists. The too cool for school guy that really doesn’t care what happens. But while this nonchalant attitude may bring a lot of kudos when your peers are concerned there are a lot of safety concerns around this mode of transportation. In short being too cool for school may not be the best choice to make where safety is concerned.
This image that surrounds the owners of motorcyclists has always been twofold, while many people see it as a symbol of “coolness” there are some in the cother camp that believe so otherwise. With the dangers being shown in the numbers of accidents rising there is support to show why.
Year after year the number of motorcycle deaths and injuries caused due to accidents involving motorcycles don’t fail to shock. According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Florida has the most number of motorcycle related deaths and accidents in comparison to any other state in the United States.
With biker festivals happening twice over the year in Florida, it’s no wonder these numbers are so high and why Florida is constantly under the microscope when it comes to this mode of transportation.
While the statistics surrounding motorcycle related accidents are quite dated, they do show steep a incline of almost 3000 death increase over a twenty year span, averaging roughly between 4300 to 4800 deaths each year. Even more shocking, they account for almost fifteen percent of all accidents that occur on the road making it 80 percent more likely for a person to be involved in a motorcycle accident than they would be in a car accident.
While car accidents are just as scary for the person involved as a motorcycles accident, most car accidents are a result of one or more vehicles and their rate of fatality is dropping rapidly. With this information and the very fact that almost fifty percent of all motorcycle accidents are single vehicle accidents the chances of fatality whilst riding a motorcycle is now 26 percent more likely than whilst travelling in a motor vehicle.
The most argued so dangerous when it comes fact for the reason for Florida being so dangerous when it comes to motorcycle accidents is attributed to a law passed in 2000. This law allows for any adult rider of a motorcycle or moped to ride without the use of a helmet or any sort of safety headgear if they are covered by insurance that covers motorcycles. A driver can also not wear a helmet if they have health insurance with a coverage of at least $10,000. Almost one out of six drivers do not have this insurance and one out of seven drivers do not have this insurance.
While the debate around motorcycle is on going and the facts above are traumatizing, no one wishes to be involved in such an situation, if you are ever faced by the traumatized effects of a motorcycle accident as a driver or a passenger contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Miami as a matter of urgency. For help and support through the situation by an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in North Miami consult one of our team members at 305-91-6666.