If you live in Florida or be there often probably this won’t come as such a big surprise.
But, for the rest of us, it’s quite a shocking news.
Florida tops all of the states in the country in terms of motorcycle deaths. This is despite the fact that is nearly not the most populous state.
Florida is only the 3rd most populous state, behind California and Texas, and accounts for just 6.38% of the national population. By contrast, California accounts for 12.15% of the national population.
Yet, Florida tops in the list of motorcycle deaths. In 2015, 600 deaths were reported as a result of motorcycles crashes, in the state of Florida. The Miami-Dade County is the deadliest in Florida with 67 deaths in the county alone.
The reason for this is simple. Lack of sufficient laws to mandate wearing helmets. Yes, Florida doesn’t require all riders to mandatorily wear a helmet! This is why you see so many people without a helmet on Florida streets.
Apparently, if you’re over 21 and have a medical insurance cover of $10,000, you don’t need to wear a helmet. The lawmakers really need to wake up there, it seems!
And if you live in Florida, regardless of what the law is, please, keep yourself safe. Wear a helmet and some good safety gear. It’s for your own sake!