Tag Archives: helmet law

Sharing the Road: Florida Bicycle Accidents

By Paul B. Genet |

This past August, Tampa resident Michael Duriel Lee was killed by a hit-and-run motorist while bicycling to work. Mr. Lee was struck while riding on the right shoulder of a highway overpass. Upon impact, Mr. Lee flew over a guardrail and fell to his death. Common causes of bicycle accidents Bicyclists constantly face the… Read More »

Are Bikers Wild or Do They Just Have a Bad Rap?

By Paul B. Genet |

Due to stereotypes, bikers are often unfairly maligned. Most motorcyclists are sensible, law-abiding drivers who regularly exhibit the immense skill required to ride a complex vehicle and to safely contend with inattentive drivers and road dangers. Bikers have additional reasons to ride cautiously, because the nature of their vehicles contributes to a disproportionately high… Read More »

How to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle

By Paul B. Genet |

Given the enhanced risk of motorcycle riding, it is extremely important for motorcyclists to follow basic safety protocols. Wear a helmet Although Florida law permits riders over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet if they carry $10,000 or more in medical benefits insurance, all riders benefit from their use. Motorcycle helmets… Read More »

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