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Orman Kimbrough

Motorcycle Awareness Month Applies to All Motorists

I hear the same stories over and over again,” Jim Gladstone says in the video above. Gladstone is the president of West Coast ABATE of Florida, a non-profit organization that promotes…

Council Wooten

Four Killed In Motorcycle Accidents At Biketober Fest

Florida State Troopers continue to investigate a motorcycle accident that claimed the lives of two people, according to WDBO.com. The accident occurred in Daytona Beach at the end of the annual…

Diego Madrigal

Motorcycle Safety Tips

In the summer months, many people enjoy a ride on their motorcycles as the weather is warm and the outdoors is inviting. However, many trips end in regret as there is an increased amount of…

Ed Normand

Summary of Florida Motorcycle Helmet and Insurance Laws

If an adult meets certain insurance standards under their motorcycle policy, Florida law does not require that person to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle. Most bikers are safer riders and yet,…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Do You Meet Florida Requirements to Ride a Motorcycle Without a Helmet?

If you are riding a motorcylcle in Florida, you might not have to wear a helmet. In 2000, Florida changed its helmet law to exclude riders who are 21 or older and have an insurance policy providing…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting May as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With motorcycle deaths on a steady climb since 1997 to a total of 5,154 in…

Diego Madrigal

Man Dies in ATV Accident

On the heels of our recent post regarding increasing ATV accidents, tragedy has struck a local family. A man riding his ATV in Ocoee, apparently had an accident and died at the hospital from traumatic head injuries sustained during his wreck. Police were originally called to the area because of complaints of two ATVs being driven near Laurel Blossom Circle. Upon ariving, police found an…

Diego Madrigal

Proposed Law Could Cause Motorcyclists their Bikes

A new proposal could result in bikers losing their motorcycles. A bill sponsored by Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera of Miami calls for motorcyclists to be arrested and have their bikes confiscated if they are charged with reckless driving or exceeding the speed limit by 50 miles per hour. That is only for motorcyclists CHARGED with those crimes- if later convicted, bikers stand to lose…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Recommendations for No Helmet Laws Made

In a letter to Governor Charlie Crist dated October 3, 2007, it has been recommended that the State of Florida rescind its no helmet law. The letter says that the statistics show these no helmet laws are deadly. The Safety Board is concerned about motorcycle safety and the growing number of riders who have been killed or injured in motorcycle crashes. Since 1997, the number of motorcycle…

Mike Damaso

Motorcyclist Dead After Impact with SUV and Crushed by Car

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that a motorcyclist was killed in a collision that occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. last Saturday night near Deltona, Florida. A GMC Yukon SUV was traveling eastbound when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto a side road and turned directly into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and hit a Honda Civic that…