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Motorcycle Safety - Southwest ABATE Chapter

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ABATE of Florida, Inc. is a state-wide non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life.  We promote motorcycle safety awareness, encourage continuing rider training and political awareness.  We fund our work through motorcycle related activities.  We are your neighbors and friends, who cxvwork, pay taxes, serve our country and vote.  We believe in freedom.  We use all legal means to protect our rights without infringing on the rights of others.

ABATE of Florida, Inc. acknowledges the growth in numbers of motorcyclists of all ages riding in the State of Florida whether it is for economic reasons or pleasure. We are dedicated to teaching our Motorcycle Safety Awareness Program in our efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities in our beautiful State of Florida.  Our program is a 45 minute presentation including two videos to help everyone driving on Florida’s roads become more aware of motorcyclists.   Sharing the road with respect and knowledge is just one of many focuses we have pertaining to Motorcycle Safety.

If you are planning on visiting or live in our beautiful State, whether you choose to ride or drive, here are some facts to keep in mind:

  • Obey all traffic laws, signs & signals
  • Constantly check and expect to see motorcycles
  • Motorcycles are smaller than cars or trucks and it can be more difficult to judge their approaching speed
  • Look, look, & look again at traffic intersections before you turn or pull out
  • Allow a three second “Space Cushion” when following a motorcycle
  • There are 7 to 9 blind spots in an average vehicle
  • Give Motorcycles the same respect and courtesy that you want for yourself and other motorists

If you would like to see the short videos we show during our class, please click on the format that works best for you below. These short videos are only a small part of the class that can take at-least 45 min.

SHARE THE ROAD:
"SAFETY & AWARENESS" VIDEO

Items covered on the Share the Road: Safety & Awareness video:
• The importance of treating the Motorcyclist with respect and give them room on the road in their lane.
• The most common collision
• Motorcycles are smaller which makes them more difficult to see
• How many times should you check before proceeding through an intersection
• It depends on what the traffic situation as to what portion of the lane the motorcyclist will use.
• There are many reasons why motorcyclist will change laneposition such as to avoid an obstacle in the road, to attract attention, and to get a better view of oncoming traffic.
• When being passed by a motorcycle the driver should maintain speed and lane position until the motorcyclist has passed.
• When you see a motorcycle with its tum signal on wait to make sure what hislher intention is.
• The minimum distance that you need to leave between a Vehicle and a Motorcycle
• The difficulty of seeing motorcycles clearly at dusk
• Blind spots inside the vehicle
• The laws of Florida pertaining to motorcycles

"DRIVER AWARENESS" VIDEO

Purpose of the video:
• Show misconceptions of speed of oncoming vehicles due to size
• Demonstrate inability to judge speed of oncoming motorcycle
• To allow the viewer to become the Driver who must make a
decision

 

Group Riding and Staggered Riding Video

For Laws pertaining to riding a motorcycle in the State of Florida please Click Here. ABATE of Florida, Inc. goal is 0 injuries and 0 fatalities for the State of Florida.

Plain and simple:   WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES ABATE OF FLORIDA, INC. DOES NOT CONDONE DRINKING AND DRIVING OR RIDING

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ABATE of Florida, Inc. and Southwest Chapter Does Not Condone Drinking and Driving