Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers are gearing up for Daytona Bike Week 2019. An estimated 500,000 bikers are descending on Daytona Beach for the annual 10-day rally. Along with races, competitions, concerts and more, motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy plenty of food and drink. Lots of drink. When official attractions include legendary watering holes like the Full Moon Saloon, Dirty Harry’s and the No Name Saloon, abstention is not the order of the day. (There’s a handy guide on How to Survive a Biker Bar for the uninitiated.)
The confluence of Jack Daniels and Harley Davidson makes for risky riding. As a mode of transport, motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than cars. Experts at the Insurance Information Institute say that motorcyclists are “28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.” And Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities. Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers say that Florida motorcycle crashes kill more than 500 riders a year. According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, at least one in four Florida motorcycle accident deaths involves alcohol.
As the annual Daytona bike week starts today, expect more motorcycles in the Central Florida area. If we all share the road, we can make it to our destination safe. #ArriveAlive #Bikeweek pic.twitter.com/TBe84UoSnJ
— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) March 8, 2019
Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyers say Ride Sober
A safety campaign urges car drivers to “Look Twice” for motorcycles to save a life. Riders really need to think twice before saddling a bike after hoisting a few. Ken Glaser, Director of Special Projects for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, says riding after drinking is just wrong, for lots of reasons. “Riding with alcohol in your system is pure folly,” he said. Regardless of state laws about blood alcohol levels, Glasser strongly advises a “Zero B.A.C.”
Motorcycle crashes can be devastating, regardless of the cause. If negligence causes an accident that harms you or a loved one, an Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer at Martinez Manglardi PA can help you recover losses. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation at one of our convenient Florida locations.