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.