Another tragic Fort Myers motorcycle accident took place over the weekend. A 34-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle hit a truck, he was thrown from his bike and then a car hit him.
The accident happened just before 5 p.m. at Fowler Street and U.S. 41. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to make the turn, crashing into a vehicle. He landed on the ground and was hit by another car.
Read more about the accident.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation suggests motorcyclists apply effective mental strategies such as:
• Constantly search the road for changing conditions. Use MSF’s Search, Evaluate, Execute strategy (SEESM) to increase time and space safety margins.
• Give yourself space and time to respond to other motorists’ actions.
• Give other motorists time and space to respond to you.
• Use lane positioning to be seen; ride in the part of a lane where you are most visible.
• Watch for turning vehicles.
• Signal your next move in advance.
• Avoid weaving between lanes.
• Pretend you’re invisible, and ride extra defensively.
• Don’t ride when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
• Know and follow the rules of the road, and stick to the speed limit.
Read more tips from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.