During this year’s Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Ride Smart Florida made the focused effort to increase motorcyclist safety by emphasizing rider visibility and motorist awareness of motorcycles.
The Ride Smart motorcycle is used to raise awareness for motorcycle safety at events throughout the state. The motorcycle was staged in the FDOT lobby to bring attention to motorcycle safety for both motorcyclists as well as other motorists.
This year’s Bike Week in Daytona Beach brought FDOT and law enforcement partners together to spread motorcycle safety messages.
The 2014 Biketoberfest event rolled into Daytona Beach. The Florida Department of Transportation promoted safe riding at the International Speedway’s Fall Cycle Scene.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have teamed up this fall with FDOT to promote safe motorcycle riding at EverBank Field and on the world’s largest scoreboard.
May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida, and this year the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally was held in Panama City Beach.
On March 7th, the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition hosted a motorcycle ride in Daytona Beach, Florida, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness by recognizing the 457 motorcycle fatalities in the state during 2012.
FDOT and the Florida Motorcycle Coalition worked the Ridesmart Florida event at Biketoberfest in Daytona. Motorcycle safety materials were distributed and rider surveys were taken to help with motorcycle safety efforts.
The Florida Motorcycle Coalition celebrated its five year anniversary in August. The coalition was formed after the 2008 Motorcycle Assessment.
FDOT has been busy this spring participating in many motorcycle safety events around the beautiful sunshine state. In May, FDOT and the Motorcycle Safety Coalition participated in an outreach event at Thunder Beach in Panama City.
Nearly 500,000 motorcycle riders in Daytona for Bike Week mean a lot of tourism and need for increased safety awareness on Florida roads. FDOT held a press conference along with Florida Highway Patrol officials to educate and promote the safety message.