Cape Coral’s Bike Night 2012- 2013 just concluded with one final attempt to get drivers to pay a little more attention to motorcyclists out there on our Southwest Florida roadways.
This has been an epic season for the event as Cape Coral’s Bike Nights have seen record attendance, according to the City of Cape Coral.
“These are great events where tens of thousands of residents find food and fun for the whole family,” said Founding Attorney Bruce L. Scheiner. “Promoting motorcycle safety and awareness is a critical step in reducing the number of these tragic accidents through the winter riding season.”
Our Cape Coral motorcycle accident lawyers understand that motorcycle accidents here in Florida pose a serious risk to our riding friends. We’re actually the second most dangerous state in the country for these kinds of accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Not only does this event help to raise awareness about these vulnerable motorists, but it helps to bring the community together, through a Slow Bike Race and through fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer.
If you caught this year’s events, you saw the hundreds of motorcycles lined along SE 47th Terrace in Cape Coral. Bikes of all shapes and sizes came together for this event, from custom choppers to classic motorcycles — everyone was there.
“The quality and diversity of bikes you see here for each Bike Night is amazing. You have to see some of them to believe it,” said Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Special Events Coordinator Todd King.
Attendees also enjoyed live music, with the headline spot taken by a Bon Jovi tribute band. We even got to see some of Cape Coral’s firefighters and police officials strap on guitars, bang the drums and slide up to the microphone. This event usually attracts more than 10,000 people, so it’s not just us who are advocating for these two-wheeled motorists.
With the last event of the season behind us, we’re already gearing up for next year. But just because this season’s events have ended, doesn’t mean that we can throw out our concern for motorcyclists. It’s important that we keep an eye out for bikers all year long. Our beautiful Florida weather allows them to enjoy our roadways year-round. Let’s do our part and practice our responsible driving habits to help ensure that they’re enjoying our roadways safely.
These motorists have the same rights to our roadways as you and I. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t recognize them as legitimate motorists. They’re oftentimes overlooked. Make sure you’re checking twice for motorcyclists before making lane changes and before making turns. That second glance can wind up saving someone’s life.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 1-800-283-2900.
More Blog Entries:
March and Motorcycles: Risks for Accidents Skyrocket, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, March 15, 32013
Older Riders at High Risk of Injury in Southwest Florida Motorcycle Accidents, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, February 20, 2013