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Motorcycle Safety

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Motorcycle Safety

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.

Safety Grants


Our Partners


Motorcycle Safety Grants - MAP-21 Section 405(f)

Section 405(f) encourages States to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce the number of single-and multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists.

Education Campaigns

Motorcycle Safety Coalition

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Ride Smart

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Our Partners

ABATE Harley Davidson Dealers
Broward County Sheriff's Office Hillsborough County Public Works
Community Traffic Safety Team Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Department of Health (FDOH) Indian River Fire and Rescue
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Florida Law Enforcement Liaisons Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami
Florida Motorcycle Dealers Association/Motorcycle Industry Council 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
Florida Safety Council  


Ride Smart Florida Florida Law Enforcement Liaison
Motorcycle Strategic Safety Plan 2013 Motorcycles Traffic Safety Fact Sheet
2013 Florida Dept. of Health Motorcycle Safety Report 2013 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Traffic Safety Fact Sheet

For more information contact Edith Peters @ (850) 414-4043