Last month, in the wake of several Panama City motorcycle accidents, we discussed the Florida Department of Transportation's Motorcycle Strategic Safety Plan ("MSSP"). As we noted, the 2009 study supplemented a broader look a traffic safety priorities in the state with a specific examination of motorcycle accidents. In our first post about the study, we focused on the accident statistics and risk factors detailed in the plan. While that post focused on looking at the past, this entry will focus on the future, examining the goals and strategies set forth in the study.
Overall, the MSSP sought to achieve the overarching goal of improving motorcycle safety in Florida and reducing the number of crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities starting with the 2009 publication date. An initial sub-goal focused on collecting and analyzing data, both for the past and going forward, to inform decision-making. Along a similar vein, the study also set forth a planning objective to continue the work begun in the MSSP through centralized and coordinated program planning.
Moving beyond goals focused on continuing the work of the MSSP, the study identified a number of focus areas, setting forth both goals and strategies for each action category. In brief, the focus points of the plan included:
At The Pittman Firm, we believe in prevention first. We applaud the effort of the state to confront the problem of motorcycle accidents and improve the safety of our roadways for everyone. We hope the goals and strategies set forth in the 2009 MSSP continue to translate into action aimed at preventing crashes and saving lives. We are also committed to advocating for innocent riders injured in motorcycle accidents and for helping families who've lost loved ones in motorcycle crashes. Money damages cannot undo a tragedy, but they are often vital to helping victims recover. Moreover, civil suits reiterate the message that carelessness that risks the safety of motorcycle riders is not acceptable. Please call our experienced Panama City motorcycle accident lawyer to arrange a free consultation.