Motorcycle Fatalities on the Increase
In 2003, the NHTSA reported that 36 percent of motorcycle riders in fatal crashes were speeding, about twice the rate for passenger cars or light trucks. Alcohol use was 40% higher for motorcyclists than car drivers.
Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives
Motorcycle helmets have been shown to save lives, and helmet laws do increase helmet use. When a state repeals helmet laws, some riders stop wearing them. In 2006, 65% of motorcycle traffic death victims did not wear a helmet in those states that did not have helmet requirements for all riders. However, in states with comprehensive helmet requirements, it was only 13%. From 2000 to 2002, helmet use dropped from 71% to 58%.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia require helmets for all riders. Another 27 states require helmets for some riders. There are 3 states with no helmet requirements.
The Ormond Beach law firm of Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. understands the serious nature of truck and automobile accidents and the injuries that can result. Our firm will investigate the causes of any accident and pursue appropriate legal action.
Call a Florida car accident attorney today at 800-556-8890 for a free and confidential consultation if you have been involved in a car or truck accident.