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Risks for Motorcycle Accidents in Delray Beach and Elsewhere Increased during Bike Week

We’re sitting in the heart of the Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012. This year is the event’s 71st anniversary. Every year, we see thousands and thousands of bikers from across the country flock to the state of Florida for this event. With all of these bikers on our roadways, the risks for motorcycle accidents in Delray Beach and elsewhere skyrocket.
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This year’s event is taking place from the 9th of March through the 18th of March. Although the event is held in Daytona Beach, bikers throughout the state will be participating in and attending events throughout the state in celebration of two-wheeled transportation. This year’s big bike week is being presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance and was pushed back a week because of the rescheduling of the Daytona 500.

Our Delray Beach injury attorneys understand that motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable travelers on our roadways. Oftentimes, accidents involving these two-wheeled motorists result in deadly consequences. These motorists are not provided with seat belts or with the protection of a metal cage. Because of their small size, motorists are asked to keep an eye out for motorcyclists while we continue on through the month of March and through the rest of the year. This is especially important in the state of Florida, considering we have twelve beautiful months of motorcycling weather!

At Riverfront Park, events will include motorcycle stunt shows, live bands, food, vendors and contests. Riverfront Park is the Official Bike Week Headquarters.

Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012 Events:

-Harley Davidson Custom & Classic Motorcycle Ride-In Show: This show is presented by American Iron Magazine. It will be held at the Harley-Davidson Experience area on Beach Street. Photographers will be on hand from Motorcycle Bagger and American Iron to take pictures of entries for possible features in the magazines.

-Bike Week Community Appreciation Parade: After being canceled for seven years, the iconic parade is back. It was halted back in 2004 when the Daytona 200 was moved from a Sunday to a Saturday. Everyone who wants to participate is asked to be at Ocean Center by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17th. The parade will leave Ocean Center and will be escorted by the Daytona Beach Motorcycle Police all the way to Daytona International Speedway!

-Bike Week App for Bike Week Daytona Beach 2012: This app is like having a virtual tour guide in the palm of your hand. It will provide you with everything you need to know about the event, all with the click of a button.

-Bike Week Treasure Hunt: Everyone who wants to take part in this event will be provided with a “passport.” After all of the locations have been found and passports have been stamped, then participants are asked to return to Riverfront Park. The first 300 to complete the hunt will get a Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012 Commemorative Coin. There were only 300 coins printed.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a motorcycle crash in Delray Beach, Margate, Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in South Florida, contact the accident attorneys at Freeman, Mallard, Sharp & Gonzalez, LLC. For a free, no-obligation appointment with an experienced attorney call 1-800-561-7777.

More Blog Entries:

Biker Killed in Coral Springs Motorcycle Accident, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, March 2, 2012

Speed a Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents in Coral Springs, Statewide, South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog, September 29, 2011

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