With Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida coming to an end this weekend, the cold weather seems to have kept the usual big crowds a little smaller this year. But, the weather should be warmer for the final weekend and that means more bikes and traffic on the road. According to WESH Channel 2, Daytona Beach Fire Department reports that since last Friday there have only been 19 crashes involving motorcycles. In the past, the Daytona Beach Fire Department has responded to as many as 15 accidents per day during the event. To help respond to accidents more quickly, the Fire Department created its “Motor Medic” Team which uses motorcycles to get to accident scenes that might otherwise be hard to get to because of heavy crowds and traffic.
But this year, “We’re not seeing the types of injuries that we’re normally used to seeing because of the crowd numbers”, says Lt. Larry Stoney of the DBFD. With more bikers heading over to the beach for the final weekend, the risk of motorcycle accidents and crashes with injuries will likely increase, so Earle & Smith reminds you to drive safe, practice defensive driving, and watch out for other bikers and motorists under the influence of alcohol.