State Safety Office
|Florida’s sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and scenic highways make it a popular place for
motorcycle enthusiasts. The State also hosts popular motorcycle rallies such as Biketoberfest® and Daytona Bike Week. Florida’s growing population and popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts make motorcycle safety an important issue.
In February 2008, a multi-disciplinary team of national experts on motorcycle safety conducted an assessment of Florida’s motorcycle safety efforts. As a result, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and motorcycle safety stakeholders throughout the state, developed the Motorcycle Safety Strategic Plan (MSSP). The plan details the strategies used to address rider training, impaired riding, helmet and protective gear use, unlicensed riders, and motorist awareness.
The MSSP helps stakeholders focus funding and resources on the areas with the greatest opportunity to reduce motorcycle fatalities, serious injuries, and crashes. The MSSP supplements and expands on the Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan by providing more detailed strategies and action steps to improve motorcycle safety in Florida. The MSSP is designed to provide a comprehensive strategy to address motorcycle safety issues by identifying goals, strategies, action steps, and performance measures for key program areas. The five-year plan provides guidance to the FDOT Motorcycle Safety Program and key stakeholders concerned with improving motorcycle safety.
Motorcycle Safety Grants Section 405(f) encourages States to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce the number of single-and multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists.
Motorcycle Safety Coalition
|AAA||FDOT State and District Traffic Engineers|
|ABATE||FSU Police Department|
|Broward County Sheriff's Office||Harley Davidson Dealers|
|Community Traffic Safety Team||Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office|
|Department of Health (FDOH)||Motorcycle Safety Foundation|
|Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)||Motorcycle Training Site owners|
|Emergency Medical personnel||National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)|
|Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)||Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami|
|Florida Law Enforcement Liaisons||University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research|
|Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association||U.S. Insurance Services|
|Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP)||Various Motorcycle Clubs|
|Ride Smart Florida||Florida Law Enforcement Liaison|
|Motorcycle Strategic Safety Plan||2015 Motorcycles Traffic Safety Fact Sheet|
|2015 Florida Dept. of Health Motorcycle Safety Report||2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Traffic Safety Fact Sheet|