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Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents – Safety Reminders for Seasonal Riders

Motorcycle riders can greatly reduce the odds of being in involved in a motorcycle collision by obeying traffic laws and instilling good riding habits. Defensive, attentive riding habits should always be in practice out on the road. As the summer riding season approaches, more motorcycles will be seen on the nation’s roads. The following safety tips can help remind seasonal riders of a few simple “best practices”. Many motorcyclists store …

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Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Statistics

In South Florida, bicycle accidents occur at a relatively high rate. Central and southern Florida’s major metropolitan areas are among the nation’s most dangerous areas when it comes to fatal bicycle accidents. A few different causes are common among many accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles. Bicycle helmet awareness has been a growing topic of discussion in recent decades. Most safety experts strongly support the use of helmets …

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Statistics

In the US, motorcycle accident fatalities have increased on average over the past decade, while fatalities in passenger-vehicle accidents have decreased. In 2012, the state of Florida ranked as the third highest state in the US for motorcycle accident fatalities. The US Department of Transportation and motorcycle safety experts feel that ramped-up, persistent efforts are necessary to increase motorcycle awareness and teach riders proper defensive riding tactics in …

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Texting and Driving Statistics

Today, many of the news reports we see involving serious or fatal automobile accidents are caused by driver distraction. More specifically, a growing number of these traffic crashes are caused by texting and driving. While Florida lawmakers work to strengthen the existing secondary ban on texting while driving, it continues to a major contributor to auto accidents. Even in other states where texting while driving has been banned as …

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Florida Bicycle Accident Statistics

In Florida, bicycles provide an economical and enjoyable way to get around throughout the year. However, riding a bike near Florida’s major cities can be particularly hazardous, especially for beginner-level cyclists or those who ride regularly in or near traffic. Florida has ranked consistently over the past several years as one of the top three states in the US with the most fatal bicycle accidents. More alarming, though, …

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Bicycle Safety Tips

For the past several years, Tampa has ranked consistently among the top 3 most dangerous cities for cyclists within the state of Florida, typically trailing behind Orlando and/or Miami. Since 2007, nearly 4,200 bicycle accidents involving injuries have been reported annually. At least 100 of those accidents involve a bicyclist death. At the current average rate, at least 12 people are injured and 2 people die in bicycle …

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2 Fatal Motorcycle Accidents at Daytona Bike Week

A motorcyclist from New York who traveled to Daytona to attend the Bike Week 2014 passed away in a local hospital after his motorcycle collided with an automobile. The fatal motorcycle crash marked the second accident related fatality reported in either Volusia or Flagler counties during this year’s bike week, which kicked off on Friday, March 7th. The motorcyclist was Christopher M. Converse, age 58, of Warrensburg, New York. Converse …

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