Motorcyclists and bike enthusiasts filled the streets of Daytona for Bike
Week. Between March 4 and March 13, fans of motorbikes gathered to appreciate
the vehicles, share their interests in the topic, and have a good time.
For the 75th consecutive year, Daytona Bike Week drew large crowds. Businesses and
community organizations donated their time and merchandise to help the event.
However, the increase in motorcyclist in Florida translates to a higher
risk of an accident. Florida leads the nation with the number of motorcycle
accidents that occur every year. In their most recent study, the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that an average of 4,668 motorcyclists
were killed in a year, while another 88,000 were injured. One of the primary
causes of the crashes is riding while intoxicated.
While the Daytona Bike Week is a time to celebrate shared interests in
motorcycles, it is important to take precautions and follow the rules.
Many revelers will participate in eating and drinking during the festivities.
It is important, however, not to ride your bike while drunk. Not only
does the motorcyclists put their own safety at risk, they endanger the
lives of others on the road.
Tips for Motorists:
- Be mindful of others on the road
- Give other riders enough space
- Look and listen, both for potential dangerous drivers and pedestrians
- Adhere to all traffic laws
- Avoid distracted driving
At The Pittman Firm, P.A., we want everyone to have a great time at the
Bike Week. However, safety is important. If you were injured because of
a negligent motorcyclists, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact
our Panama City motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free consultation.
We will review your case and inform you of your legal rights. Don’t
let someone else’s mistakes cost you and your family.