Rider Control

Ride in control and within your limits. Check out training offered through Ride Smart’s Smart Courses, and fine-tune your skills. Investigate Ride Smart courses and the Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP) for a wide variety of skill-building advanced riding and bike bonding courses. The more you know, the better it gets!

Speeding

Ride Smart Florida reminds motorcyclists that the road is not a racetrack. On a motorcycle, performance is what it’s all about, but almost one quarter of all motorcycle fatalities in Florida involve speeding. Give yourself time to react to whatever comes your way.

  • Speed matters – your decision to speed could be the difference between life and death. Riding the speed limit may allow other drivers to gauge your speed and distance properly. Give them a chance to see you—give yourself a chance to ride another day.

The fine for exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 mph is $1,000 for the first offense and $2,500 for the second. In addition, a second offense will result in a one-year driver license suspension. Slow down—it will help you save your life and other’s lives.

  • Racetracks are designed for races and for crashes. Public streets are not designed for speed … there are obstacles such cars, trees, barriers, curbs and more. Even pros err on the track—that’s why areas around the track are cleared. On the road are so many obstacles to hit. The road is not your racetrack.
  • Stopping Distance – speed is a critical factor in all road crashes and fatalities. Riding a motorcycle is unpredictable, and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead, it’s your speed that will determine whether you can stop in time. Become aware of the distances needed to brake at certain speeds.

Stopping Distance

Speed is a critical factor in all road crashes and fatalities. Riding a motorcycle is unpredictable and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead, it’s the rider’s speed that will determine whether they can stop in time.

Are you aware of the distances needed to brake at certain speeds?

Here is something to think about….

Braking Distance Chart