October is here again and while some Floridians are visiting pumpkin patches
and preparing for annual costume parties, many Florida natives, along
with thousands of visitors, are gearing up for
Biketoberfest has been a tradition for motorcycle enthusiasts since 1993.
MotorcyleUSA.com Biketoberfest was established with the goal of attracting visitors to
the Daytona area during the Fall season. With tens of thousands of bikers
riding into town every October, it's safe to say Daytona Beach has
reached and surpassed their goal.
Listed on the
Official Bikeweek Headquarters page, this year's Biketoberfest is filled with events that are sure
to draw in a huge crowd.
The mass quantities of bikers that fill Daytona streets every year do bring
in money for the city as well as Daytona Beach business owners, unfortunately
they also bring with them an increased risk for traffic incidents and
Motorcycle related injuries and fatalities are a tragic sight too many
Florida motorists are familiar with. According to
The Daytona Beach News Journal as Biketoberfest 2013 neared its end a total of four bikers had lost their
lives. Motorcycle incidents can be avoided by exercising caution while
on the road.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
these are some safety tips for bikers, and a few for all motorists, to
keep in mind.
motorcycle rider safety course to develop good techniques.
motorcycle endorsement on your driver license.
- Be seen. Wear bright/reflective clothing and use retro-reflective material.
- Be Alert! Your ability to react is impaired when you are tired and drowsy.
- Plan your route in advance. Familiarize yourself with the area and coordinate
with other drivers in your group.
- Inspect your motorcycle before each ride.
- Do not drink alcohol or use drugs and drive. It is illegal and can impair
- Know local traffic laws and follow them.
- Show courtesy to other drivers on the road.
Stop street racing. Speed kills.
Following these basic safety tips may help you avoid an accident, but if
you or someone you know is unfortunately injured please contact the Law
Firm of Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC, Stuart, FL motorcycle
accident lawyers. They can assist you with your personal injury claim.
Enjoy all the Fall festivities this year but please remember to practice
caution while driving and always look twice for motorcycles.
If you do find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney, please