Jacksonville Florida Fatal crash involving a motorized scooter and a dump truck occurred Tuesday afternoon around 3:00 pm. Distracted Driving may be involved. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the scooter and the dump truck were heading west on Atlantic Blvd when the man operating the scooter drifted over into the dump truck’s lane. The man operating the scooter was run over and died at the scene. The dump truck driver was cooperating with the police. The crash is under investigation.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As we raise awareness of the increase of motorcycle fatalities in Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Florida Motorcycle Fatalities we realize the solution will only come as motorcycle riders and drivers do their part. “Look Twice Save a Life” and “Ride Smart” it takes all of us together to reduce motorcycle fatalities on our roadways.
Florida continues to rank #1 in the number of Motorcycle Fatalities in our nation. Ride Smart Florida is a motorcycle safety program led by the Florida Department of Transportation. Jacksonville Florida Fatal crashes average 23 a year for motorcyclist. The group serves as a resource for motorcyclist, motorized scooters, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers. The support group serves as a valuable
resource for motorcycle clubs, and the local community.
S Say No to Drinking and Driving
M Make Yourself More Visible to Motorist
A Always Wear Your Helmet When You Ride
R Ride in Control. Within Legal & Personal Limits.
T Train Regularly and Get Endorsed
May is the number one month for motorcycle crashes in Jacksonville, Florida
We believe motorcycles will increase on our roadways as gas prices continue to soar. Motorcyclist may choose to ride their motorcycle more often to save on fuel cost. Distracted Driving from both motorcyclist and drivers are one of the number one reasons for our increase in motorcycle fatalities. While we often think of Distracted Driving as Driving while texting or talking on your cellphone. Distracted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines “Distracted Driving” as any activity that diverts the driver’s attention from driving, including talking or texting on your cellphone, eating, drinking, playing with your io, focusing on your children or other passengers. Driving in an altered state such as drowsy or intoxicated with drugs or alcohol is risky behavior.
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