Biketoberfest 2015 Has People Thinking About Motorcycle Safety
For another year, the streets of Daytona Beach rumbled at the sound of nearly 125,000 motorcycles rolling into town. This year’s annual Biketoberfest hosted a great weekend of rallies, live music, racing at Daytona International Speedway, food, family, and all things motorcycle. According to the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Biketoberfest generates more than $15 million for the local economy.
Florida is a popular state for motorcycle riding. With our miles of ocean-front highway and great weather year round, seeing a group of bikers together is a common sight in the Sunshine State. This is why Biketoberfest and the Bike Week held every spring in Daytona Beach are world famous in the motorcycle riding world.
But, as bikers know, the motorcycle can be dangerous. On Saturday of Biketoberfest, several motorcycle accidents were reported that shut down parts of the local highways for hours. The following accidents were reported all on Saturday:
- A motorcycle crashed near the exit to State Road 400 at 10 a.m. The biker was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. The crash backed up traffic, causing a chain reaction collision when three cars crashed into one another. A few cars overheated or ran out of gas and had to be towed off the road because of the traffic jam the accident caused.
- A northbound exit ramp was blocked around 7:45 p.m. on Interstate 95 because of an injury accident.
- Injuries were also reported in separate crashes on Interstate 4 near the city of DeLand. The crashes happened at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and blocked traffic for several hours.
Florida is only one of two states that allow riders to bike without a helmet if they’re over 21 and have insurance. But, your age and your policy won’t keep you safe in an accident. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced attorney at your side during this tough time.
At Farah & Farah, we’ve helped many motorcycle accident victims get their lives back on the road. Let us help you. Contact us at (904) 549-6434.