Florida’s 75th Annual Bike Week is officially in full swing! Often called the world’s largest motorcycle event, Florida Bike Week will feature 10 action-packed days of motorcycle shows, exhibits, concerts, and racing.
With over half a million bikers flooding the streets of Daytona, the roads are bound to get crowded. Because 1 in 5 vehicle crashes in the state of Florida involves a motorcycle, we urge everyone attending the festivities to keep safety on their minds.
Drivers and motorcyclists alike will need to exercise caution by being attentive for motorcyclists and making sure not to drive distracted or impaired. Taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds can double your risk of getting into a crash.
Don’t Forget Your Helmets!
We also urge all motorcyclists to wear the proper safety gear. Over 30% of motorcyclists think they don’t need to wear a helmet, but riders who choose not to wear a helmet are at 40% greater risk of dying from a brain injury.
Florida leads the nation in motorcycle fatalities. Wearing a helmet can mean the difference between a minor injury and a fatal blow. Although we want everyone to have fun in the sun, wearing helmets, boots, and vests can help protect you from deadly injuries.
Any motorcyclist who has been to Daytona Beach during Bike Week knows how exciting the event is. But making sure to safely share the road with locals as well as tourists is essential for keeping the event safe. We wish everyone attending to have a safe and fun Florida Bike Week. Avoid distractions, don’t drink and drive and make sure to wear the necessary safety gear to protect yourself from serious injury.