Bicycling enthusiasts rank Florida quite high for bike-friendliness, and weather, designated bike lanes, and access to lock stands are all factors that add to the appeal. Unfortunately, the risk of bicycle accidents is still quite high. So far, in 2023, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that there have already been 550 bicycle accidents, causing 15 fatalities and hundreds of injuries to riders. The threat to bike riders in South Florida is disturbing: In Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County, there are almost 1,950 bicycle accidents, causing around 45 fatalities and injuries to hundreds of victims.
These are some concerning statistics about bike crashes in Florida, but additional data reveal important information about how these tragedies happen. If you were hurt or lost a loved one, it is wise to consult with a Miami bicycle accident attorney about your rights. Still, knowledge is power, so reviewing the data is an important way to avoid being injured.
Bicycle Accident Statistics in South Florida