A LESS DEADLY BIKE WEEK
Later this week, more than half a million motorcycles will roar into Daytona for Bike Week. Sadly, 21 bikers who attended Bike Week last year ended up going home in body bags. This year's Bike Week Safety Task Force is trying to reduce or eliminate this number.
Of the 21 deaths last year, nine were in accidents caused by a car or truck driver--5 motorcyclists were killed when vehicles turned left in front of them; three bikers were rear-ended; and one died when a van crossed the center line and struck him head-on.
This year's message is "Look Twice. Safe a life." All drivers are reminded to do the following things to reduce the risk of a collision with motorcycle:
- Double-check blind spots;
- Avoid driving distractions such as cell phones and food;
- Leaving a four-second distance between your car and a motorcycle in front of you; and
- Pay special attention to oncoming traffic before you turn.
Nationwide, motorists cause half of motorcycle fatalities. With more common sense and more careful driving on both the vehicles and motorcyclists part, some deaths could be avoided.
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