There are a lot of car accidents that happen every day. Many of these accidents are extremely minor in nature. Two bumpers collide, and little damage is done to the vehicles. The people involved suffer no injuries. They exchange information and go on their way. However, there are some car accidents that happen every day that cause serious damage to the vehicles involved and, more importantly, they cause serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries to the people in the vehicles.
In 2014, there were 4,594 people who died in motorcycle accidents in the United States. Given that number, you would naturally think that we would improve as a society with another year passing. You would think laws, car technology, and human behavior would lead to improved motorcycle safety in the following year. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. In 2015, there were 4,976 people who died in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
In our last post, we talked about the texting while driving law here in Florida and the lack of a substantial effect that this law has had on the driving population. Since texting while driving is considered a secondary offense in the state of Florida, it means officers can't pull you over for the particular offense. You have to commit another, primary offense first -- and then the police officer can add on the texting while driving offense to the original infraction.