Motor Scooter Accidents on or Near College Campuses in the State of Florida
It is estimated that there are more than 500,000 motor scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds registered in the State of Florida. Visit college campuses through the State of Florida, you will find a common mode of transportation - - that's right motor scooters. College students, college / university employees, and others find the use of motor scooters quite convenient, inexpensive, and fun to get to around campus. With all of these motor scooters on the road, there is bound to be an accident. Unfortunately, what appears to be a fun way to get around can turn into quite a nightmare when a motor scooter operator suffers injuries as as part of a motor scooter accident. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles estimated that there were over 10,000 moped, bicycle, motor scooter, and motorcycle accidents in the State of Florida. Statistically, the State of Florida did not break out the total of these accidents into individual categories. Suffice it to say, there were a number of motor scooter accidents and continue to this very day. Many of these motor scooter accidents take place on or near college campuses.
When you visit the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of North Florida, University of West Florida, and other college campuses, you will see hundreds to thousands of scooters on or near campus. Since the use of a helmet is not required under Florida law, many college students choose not to wear a helmet. Even through there is a law agains texting while driving, many motor scooter operators still take a break in traffic or at a stop light to check messages or send out messages. Certainly, riding a motor scooter on or near a college campus seems like a love a fun; however, it should be kept in mind that an accident while riding on a motor scooter can have disastrous consequences in the form of serious personal injuries and in some cases the wrongful death of the motor scooter operator / rider.
The University of Florida Student Government passes a resolution that encouraged students and others riding a motor scooter to wear a helmet. The resolution did not have the effect of a law in any respects. It was just a resolution or an advisory of the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a motor scooter. Motor scooter safety is important. It should also be noted that driver safety is also important. In other words, drivers in the State of Florida should pay close attention at all times including those times in which a motor scooter operator, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian are on or near the roadway. Drivers should pay close attention to those who are vulnerable to personal injuries when there is an accident with or caused by an automobile accident.
David Wolf is a personal injury attorney with over 28 years of experience who handles automobile, trucking, motorcycle, bicycle, and motor scooter accidents. David Wolf provides a Free Consultation on all personal injury cases. David Wolf firmly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families. As the author of 12 books and 4,000 articles that focus on personal injury and safety issues, attorney David Wolf understands the importance of educating people about their legal rights and how best to protect and enforce these legal rights in the aftermath of an accident or incident leading to personal injuries. Contact David Wolf today at (904) 500-WOLF or (904) 500-9653 or by e-mai at firstname.lastname@example.org.