Drinking and Riding, A Recipe for Disaster
9/23/2010 9:15:21 AM,
Daytona Bike Week is one of the largest motorcycle gatherings in the world, and the festival has spawned it’s own fall counterpart, Biketoberfest®. This year’s festival is just around the corner, occurring from October 14-17, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida (more info here: http://biketoberfest.org/). The festival is sure to be one big party, with thousands of bikes rolling into Daytona.
With the night scene in Daytona Beach, Biketoberfest® is sure to be an unforgettable time, and one that should remain safe for all attendees. Thus, it is the perfect time to reiterate the unavoidable dangers of drinking and riding. Not only is drinking and riding highly illegal, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, “The percentage of legally intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of legally intoxicated drivers of passenger cars, SUV’s or pick-up trucks (http://www.nhtsa.gov/).
The evidence is overwhelming, drinking and riding is a deathtrap. So ride safe, and drink responsibly.