No one really just rides a motorcycle, because owning a motorcycle is so much more than simply owning a vehicle. Owning a motorcycle is a part of a lifestyle, one that is defined by the wind rushing past you as you ride down the interstate. It comes with an installed sense of freedom and adrenaline. It is all the benefits of an ordinary vehicle without a bunch of metal blocking you from the true thrills of the ride. This is one of the reasons why motorcycle accidents are so tragic. Not only is it the physical harm that comes from them, it’s the mental and spiritual aspects as well. It is the sudden impact that pulls you from this sense of freedom and adventure.
Motorcycle accidents happen far too often in the Daytona Beach area. As many of us know, Daytona Beach is a center for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. We host one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country with Bike Week, and again with Biketoberfest. Between these events, we have plenty of motorcycle dealers, along with bars and stores that cater to the motorcycle lifestyle. While it is a wonderful thing, the motorcycle rider culture blending so seamlessly with the beachside City of Daytona and the surrounding areas, it does open up some dangers as well.
With so many motorcycles and vehicles on the main roads, they are bound to collide at some point, and it’s never pretty when they do. The freedom that motorcycles give their riders is also a drawback. Motorcycles offer little to no protection to their riders. The only protection offered is what the rider wears. Helmets and protective jackets only do so much though, so to really keep riders safe, we need to be attentive on the road. If you drive in the area, you will notice “Look Twice, Save a Life” stickers all the way from Ormond Beach to New Smyrna Beach. This is the best advice for preventing motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles can be difficult to see, so if you need to change lanes always remember.
Use a Turning Signal
Look Twice Before Merging
These two simple rules can be the difference between life and death on the road. Follow them, and you might just save a rider’s life. Working as Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, we see far too many lives drastically changed in an instant. If you are one of those lives affected this way, contact the law offices of Rue & Ziffra. We have over 40 years of experience in helping motorcycle riders just like you with their legal needs.