There are days, weeks, and months for everything, but let’s discuss a month that we can all work together to make a difference. May is motorcycle safety awareness month, and with Florida leading the nation in motorcycle crash fatalities. we need to pay attention and learn about this tragic loss of life.
Here are some numbers that we should all be concerned about:
Florida 2014 fatalities: 450 2015 fatalities: 550 Increase: 22%
When you consider that California suffered fewer fatal motorcycle accidents than Florida (489) in 2015, and their population (39 million) is almost double that of Florida (20 million)….we have a real problem here in the Sunshine State. What can we do about it?
If you are a motorcyclist, we hope you will pledge to refresh your knowledge of safety tips. Take a motorcycle safety course and please see a couple of our posts on causes of crashes and how to avoid them below. Please never drink and drive your motorcycle, and wear safety equipment.
As an automobile driver, please understand that many accidents are caused quite simply by not looking. When you pull out into the roadway please pause and look carefully. Obviously a motorcycle isn’t as large as a truck so take time to look twice. Many accidents are also caused by distracted drivers and incapacitated drivers. Don’t text and drive and never drink and drive. If you’re tired, take a nap. Call Uber. Save a life.
Almost everyone I know has experienced the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident. Let’s make this a month when we make a change to save lives, and not just in May but the whole year.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus is committed to education about safety on the road. We deal the victims of serious accidents on a daily basis and we see the tragic consequences. If you have been involved in any serious motor vehicle accident you deserve the finest legal advice and representation available. We will work hard to protect your rights and make sure you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law for your injuries and damages. Please call us at 954-356-0006.