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Ft. Lauderdale Office
1132 SE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Office
701 Brickell Avenue
Suite #1550
Miami, FL 33131

Boca Raton Office
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Contact Us
Toll-Free 24/7: 1-844-49-LEGAL
Broward:954-524-9990
Palm Beach:561-962-3531
Miami:954-524-9990

Email:help@o-firm.com


 

FOCUS AREA: MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS


MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FATALITY STATISTICS

The most recent data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates:

  • In 2003, almost 4,000 motorcyclists were killed on the roads and highways of the United States.  That represents an increase of almost 11% over the previous year.
  • The biggest percentage rise in the number of motorcycle deaths is in the under 20 and over 50 groups.
  • 67,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2003
  • 70% of all motorcycle accidents occur in and around intersections
  • Obscured visibility, defects, road hazards, weather, and lack of driver attention are the most significant contributing factors to motorcycle accidents.
  • Motorcyclists represent 8% of all road fatalities, even though they are only 2% of all drivers on the road.

Since July 1, 2000, Florida statutes have required motorcycle riders younger than 21 years of age to wear helmets. Adult motorcycle and moped riders are exempted provided they have insurance for motorcycle accident injuries with minimum medical benefit coverage of $10 000. Before July 1, 2000, Florida had a helmet law that required all riders to wear safety helmets.

The State of Florida is of interest because it accounts for 9% of all motorcycle rider deaths in the United States. Coinciding with the helmet law change, the number of Florida’s motorcycle registrations increased substantially. During the year 2000, Florida motorcyclist deaths increased by 45.5%, motorcycle registrations by 8.1%.  

Read about the Florida Statute section 316.211 by clicking here...

RESOURCES AND LINKS
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
http://www.amadirectlink.com/index.asp

BIKER’S RIGHTS ONLINE
http://www.bikersrights.com

A COMPARISON OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND FATALITY RATES BETWEEN MANDATORY HELMET LAW STATES ANDVOLUNTARY HELMET USE STATES
http://www.bikersrights.com/statistics/stats.html

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION
http://www.mrf.org

FLORIDA HELMET LAW 101
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/helmet101.htm

FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACTS
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/Biker/chart.htm

KELLEY BLUE BOOK
www.kbb.com

Call our office to speak to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at O'Toole Law Firm today at 1-844-2-686653 or contact us by using the convenient form on this website.





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