This October 20th through the 23rd marks the 16th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally in Panama City, Florida. As the leading
state in the nation for
motorcycle fatalities, it is paramount to keep safety in mind even during a time of celebration
and fun. Wearing protective safety gear such as helmets, face shields
or glasses, boots, jackets and vests, as well as observing rules of the
road can save lives, spare injuries, and preserve property. Bikers should
particularly maintain alertness and do all they can to ensure they are
visible to others on the road. Using signals, driving within the speed
limit, and not weaving between lanes are safety measures a motorcyclist
should take to help avoid accidents.
Of course, there are ways in which automobile drivers may also ensure a
safer environment on the road for motorcyclists and themselves. Listen
for nearby motorcyclists, but also pay attention to your surroundings
since you may not always be able to hear them. Many crashes involving
both automobiles and motorcycles occur during left-hand turns, so it is
important to be cautious while making such turns. Ultimately, awareness
and safe driving can make all the difference between life and death.
With such a high concentration of motorcyclists in the area during this
rally, reaching record breaking numbers for this event, and an already
high motorcycle crash fatality rate in the state, keeping these safety
tips in mind is particularly important for all drivers.
At The Pittman Firm, P.A., we handle a wide range of
personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one was seriously
injured in a motorcycle accident, our firm can help obtain just compensation.
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