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Recent Tampa Motorcycle Accident Fatality Illustrates Danger Riders Face

A recent multi-vehicle accident in Tampa illustrates how quickly people can be killed or injured in motorcycle accidents. The death of Kristopher Graham, 20, of Tampa, as described by WFLA News Channel 8 had some of the most dangerous elements of roadway traffic that motorcyclists face: a motorist making a left turn across traffic and [...]

July 31st, 2015|Motorcycle Accidents|Comments Off on Recent Tampa Motorcycle Accident Fatality Illustrates Danger Riders Face

Video Captures Motorcyclist’s Acrobatic Leap from Wreck

Red-light cameras are supposed to catch drivers who run stoplights, but a camera at a busy intersection in Clearwater recently captured a scene that was much more dramatic. The camera recorded footage of a motorcyclist leaping from his bike and somersaulting through the intersection after a car enters his path. The video shows a Mitsubishi [...]

July 8th, 2014|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Safety Advocates Urge Drivers to Watch for Motorcyclists

May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month and it’s important to keep in mind that traffic fatalities involving motorcyclists have been rising in recent years. Accidents killed 4,957 motorcyclists in 2012, an increase of 7.1 percent from 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The number of people injured on motorcycles rose even faster, reaching [...]

May 19th, 2014|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Motorcyclists Seek Tougher Penalties for Drivers Who Cause Wrecks

Nearly 100 motorcyclists rode their bikes to Tallahassee recently to urge lawmakers to enact stricter penalties for drivers who cause accidents that injure motorcyclists. The rally was organized by ABATE of Florida Inc., whose acronym stands for “A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments” and “American Bikers Aiming Toward Education.” The organization supports legislation that would enhance [...]

May 1st, 2014|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Florida Leads Nation in Motorcycle Deaths

In Florida, there were a total of 491 motorcycle fatalities in 2012— more than any other state. Of the bikers killed in motorcycle accidents in Florida, more than half (252) were not wearing helmets, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Hillsborough County, 30 of 42 motorcyclists who died in 2012 were not [...]

December 10th, 2013|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Family of Fatally Injured Motorcyclist Seeks Change in Law

The family of a man who was killed while riding his motorcycle is hoping to raise awareness and change traffic laws regarding motorcycle accidents in Florida, the Bradenton Herald reported recently. On July 25, 2013, the man was riding his Suzuki in Myakka City, when another vehicle turned left in front of him. The motorcycle, [...]

November 4th, 2013|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Drivers Need To Be More Aware of Motorcyclists

Since 1995, the third Monday in June has been recognized as “National Ride to Work Day.” The nonprofit organization Ride to Work sponsors the event and promotes using motorcycles and scooters as daily transportation. While this is admirable for energy efficiency reasons, it is also important to remember road safety, says Larry Disparti, founder of [...]

June 25th, 2013|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Motorcycle Deaths in Florida On the Rise

Motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. are increasing, according to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. About 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in 2011; almost 4,000 died between January and September 2012. The preliminary data indicate the total number for 2012 could exceed 5,000. While traffic fatalities overall have dropped over the past several [...]

June 21st, 2013|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments