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ride smart floridaIn 1970, the Florida Legislature officially adopted the nickname “Sunshine State” for a good reason. The weather and beautiful sunshine make Florida a year round haven for motorcycle enthusiasts. The state of Florida is proud to be host to Biketoberfest and the popular Daytona Bike Week.

As the popularity of motorcycle riding increases, Florida is working hard to educate both motorcycle riders and passenger car drivers about sharing the road safely. In, fact Florida has an entire educational website dedicated to the topic of motorcycle safety.

Enjoying the Ride

The welcoming Ride Smart website provides a resource base for motorcycle enthusiasts, motorcycle clubs and local communities that offers information on rider education and statistics relating to motorcycle riding. Rider resources include information on licensing, laws, protective equipment, motorist awareness and strategic planning for safety.

This informative site provides engineering strategies for roadways geared to civil engineers and municipal planners. A helpful listing of upcoming events such as Daytona Bike Week or the Leesburg Bike Fest can be found on the award winning Ride Smart Florida site.

Planning for Safety

The underlying reason for the development of the site is to make certain that the enjoyment of motorcycle riding is not marred by the unthinkable consequences of a motorcycle crash. Working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition assists in implementation of the goals of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Strategic Plan (MSSP).

The Ride Smart site provides statistics that show a 22.2 percent reduction in crashes since 2008. Deaths as a result of traffic collisions involving motorcycles have dropped to 14.3 percent from the 2008 numbers of 17.8 percent.

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