You may enjoy the freedom you feel when you ride your motorcycle on the streets. But along with being one of your favorite pastimes, it's also one of the most dangerous. Motorcycle accidents happen every day in Florida and all across the country. Even if you have yet to experience one personally, you should not overlook or take for granted the things you can do to stay safe.
It's July noon hot. You're doing a short Florida run on your Harley from, say, Port St. Lucie to West Palm Beach, a sleepy 50-mile jog down Interstate 95 that gets you in the thick of southbound tourist traffic. Suddenly, that wobbly tractor-trailer next to you surges from the left into your lane. You brake and lean into the right lane, but the brakes don't work. So you lean even harder to avoid the truck. Your life is now on the line.