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Say no to drinking and riding


Make yourself more visible to motorists


Always wear your helmet when you ride


Ride in control. Within legal & personal limits


Train regularly and get endorsed


There is a common belief throughout the motorcycle community that motorcycle crashes are caused by drivers who are often distracted or are simply not able to see motorcycles. However, according to Florida crash data from 2017 to 2022, motorcyclists were at fault in 60% (28% + 32%) of motorcycle-involved crashes. In multi-vehicle crashes, car drivers are often at fault (40%).

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How can you ride S.M.A.R.T?

Motorcycle crashes frequently involve a combination of high-risk behaviors by motorcyclists or motorists. These behaviors include riding or driving without a valid license or endorsement or while under the influence of alcohol, deciding not to use a safety device such as a helmet or safety belt, or speeding. Unfortunately, these factors frequently occur in combination with one another.

There are inherent risks when riding a motorcycle, and motorcyclists accept these risks when riding. Motorcyclists also have a duty to exercise good judgment and ride responsibly. Motorcyclists who manage risk well are those who have the knowledge, skills, attitude, values, and habits to be responsible riders.

Don’t Drink and Ride

Drinking influences your perception, thinking, and coordination. The consequences of drinking and riding are serious and real.  Find out what you have to lose.

Make Yourself More Noticeable

Motorcyclists should make sure they can be seen in a crowd, because riders who are visible or “conspicuous” are less likely to have their right-of-way violated. There are easy ways to make yourself and your ride visible.

Wear Personal Protective Gear

Without the protection of a ton of steel, a rider’s head, arms, and legs are vulnerable and most prone to injury in a crash. Besides keeping you warm and dry, protective clothing and equipment can keep you safe.

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S.M.A.R.T. courses

The goal of SMART Courses are to help students demonstrate safe motorcycle riding techniques by negotiating commonly found street riding situations in a controlled and skill oriented manner. SMART Courses are fun and very informative, and are offered in Collier County, Osceola, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Palm Beach County, and Tampa. They challenge you where they know they can and help you where they see it’s needed. Click here for more information

Watch for motorcycles

When motorcycles are involved in a crash with another vehicle, oftentimes the other vehicle’s driver is at fault.