In reality, motorcyclists are required to abide by the same laws of the road as the rest of us driving trucks and automobiles.
We’ve all witnessed times when motorcyclists are seen swerving in and out of fast moving traffic, often passing cars on the wrong side, or even squeezing in between two vehicles as if they are exempt from the laws by which the rest of us who are driving motor vehicles must abide. It is a frightening scene, and one wonders how on earth they have survived thus far.
Protect Your Brain; Wear Your Helmet
While wearing a helmet in Florida is not mandatory if you are over 21 years of age, it still makes sense to add this layer of protection to protect your brain if an accident should occur. The law does require motorcyclists over the age of 21, and choosing not to wear a helmet, to have proof of $10,000 in insurance coverage. The law does require motorcyclists under the age of 21 to wear a helmet; however, the penalty for not doing so is minor.
Motorcyclists need to be reminded that they are not immortal, and when their body slams into, or collides with 3,000 pounds or more of metal they are bound to lose, and their loss may involve more than broken bones, or head injury; it may mean a loss of his or her life. Even in the best of circumstances following a motorcycle accident, if head injuries are involved, it is not uncommon for this type of injury to be a life-altering, and a life-long event. No doubt, many brain injured motorcyclists have looked back and either said or thought, “if only…”
If you have been involved in an accident with a negligent motorcyclist, you need to contact Bryan Caulfield today.