Motorcycle Fatalities Soar

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Motorcycle fatalities have soared according to the Orlando Sentinel. In the nearly six (6) years since Governor Jeb Bush repealed Florida’s helmet law, fatalities involving motorcyclists have risen from 22 deaths in 1998 and 1999 to 250 deaths in 2004! By comparison, there were 270 deaths of motorcyclists without helmets in the 1990’s when it was a violation of the law to ride motorcycles without a helmet. Deaths of motorcyclists overall in Florida increased 67% from 2000 to 2004, i.e from 259 deaths to 432 deaths.

If you ride a motorcycle, wear your helmet!