¿Qué tan peligroso es manejar una motocicleta en Florida?

01/20/21

Como motociclista, usted sabe que hay un peligro inherente en manejar motocicleta, no importa donde esté. No tiene las mismas protecciones que los conductores de vehículos de cuatro ruedas.  En un accidente, usted tiene más posibilidades de ser lesionado, y esas lesiones son usualmente mucho más severas. 

Conducir una motocicleta en Florida es particularmente peligroso.  Puede que la Florida sea el líder en producción de cítricos en el país, pero el ‘Sunshine State” también tiene la desafortunada distinción de ser uno de los estados más peligrosos para los motociclistas.  El número promedio de fatalidades relacionadas con accidentes de moto es mayor que California, a pesar de que la población es sustancialmente mas pequeña.  Además, el número de fatalidades por cada millón de habitantes es 6%, casi el doble del segundo estado líder. 

Una variedad de factores contribuyen a los accidentes de motocicleta, incluyendo el clima que permite conducir todo el año, condiciones climáticas extremas que hacen que sea peligroso conducir, error o descuido del operador, y, con demasiada frecuencia, negligencia o distracción por parte de los conductores de automóviles.  A menudo no ven a los motociclistas y el simple acto de cambiar carriles sin chequear cuidadosamente los puntos ciegos puede resultar en un desastre. 

Antes de salir a trabajar, a hacer mandados, o emprender una aventura, ¿qué debería saber acerca de las leyes de motocicletas de Florida?

Protéjase a sí mismo: Conozca las Leyes de Motocicleta de Florida

Manejar motocicleta en el “Sunshine State” – o en cualquier otro lado – es arriesgado.  Por eso es que los motociclistas deben conducir con mucho cuidado y precaución.  No es justo, pero deben estar en guardia constantemente en caso de conductores distraídos y otras condiciones que pueden causar un accidente.  También tienen que estar al tanto de estas importantes leyes de motocicletas de Florida:

Endoso de Motocicleta: Los motociclistas deben tener un endorso de motocicleta del Departamento de Vehículos de Florida. Si ya tiene una licencia de manejo, puede añadir ese endorso. Para hacerlo necesita:

  • Completar un (BRC) Basic Rider Course el Curso Basico de Manejo o un (BRCu) Basic Rider Course Updated – el Curso Basico de Manejo Actualizado, cursos de seguridad en motocicletas.
  • Visite una oficina de licencia de manejo con comprante de haber completado con éxito el curso no más de un año después de compleción y pague las tarifas de endoso. 

Licencia Solo de Motocicleta:  Otra opción es obtener una licencia solo de motocicletas. Usted debe:

  • Tener al menos 16 años de edad, y si es menor de 18 años, poseer al menos una Licencia de Aprendizaje por un año sin condenas de tráfico.
  • Aprobar el mismo examen de conocimiento que para una licencia de conducir de Operador Clase E.
  • Completar el BRC o BRCu con un patrocinador autorizado. 
  • Visite una oficina de licencia de manejo con comprante de haber completado con éxito el curso no más de un año después de compleción y pague las tarifas de endoso. 

Seguro de Motocicletas:  A diferencia de los automóviles, no se requiere prueba de seguro para registrar una motocicleta en Florida. Sin embargo, los conductores de motocicleta son financieramente responsables si son acusados en un accidente de motocicleta. Para protegerse a usted y su motocicleta, considere adquirir las siguientes coberturas: 

  • Lesiones corporales (Bodily Injury – BI) con límites de al menos $10,000 por persona/$20,000 por accidente. 
  • Conductores Sin Seguro/Con Seguro Insuficiente (Uninsured Motorist – UM) con el límite tan algo como usted pueda pagar.
  • Daño a las Propiedades (Property Damage – PD) con limites de al menos $10,000

Las leyes de no culpabilidad de Florida no aplican a las motocicletas, así que, en el caso de un accidente, el conductor debe solicitar el seguro de responsabilidad civil de la persona culpable.  Debido a que la cobertura de Lesiones Corporales no es requerida en Florida, manejar motocicleta puede tener cobertura limitada o tener cero coberturas a las que aplicar si el conductor culpable está sin seguro o con seguro insuficiente, a menos que el conductor de motocicleta tenga cobertura UM. 

¿Qué sucede si el conductor de moto no está asegurado?

Si se determine que usted tiene la culpa por un accidente y no tiene las coberturas mínimas descritas anteriormente, podría: 

  • Suspensión de sus privilegios de conducir
  • Suspensión de su registro y matrícula
  • Tener la obligación de adquirir cobertura de lesiones corporales (BI)/daños a la propiedad (PD) por 3 años
  • Que se imponga un juicio civil en su contra por las lesiones y daños a la propiedad de la otra persona/parte. 

Casco: Las leyes de caso de Florida no son tan estrictas como lo son en otros estados. Si tiene más de 21 años de edad y tiene cobertura de seguro con al menos $10,000 en beneficios médicos, no está obligado a usar un casco.  Nuestra recomendación: úselo de todas maneras. Si está involucrado en un accidente y sufre de una lesión en la cabeza, por ejemplo, $10,000 de cobertura solo pagaría una pequeña fracción de sus gastos médicos. 

Seguridad de Motocicletas: La ley de Florida requiere:

  • Todos los conductores de motocicletas deben usar protección  (gafas para moto, chaquetas de proteccion, y mas)
  • El faro debe estar encendido en todo momento
  • Un reflector rojo trasero
  • Al menos una luz de freno
  • Señales de giro 
  • Una luz trasera
  • Al menos un espejo retrovisor
  • Que el manubrio no esté más alto que sus hombros cuando este sentado. 

Hay otras leyes de las que debería estar al tanto. Por ejemplo, la ley de Florida le permite manejar de dos en dos en un carril. Los conductores deben darle un carril entero en el cual operar. También es importante entender que dividir carriles (pasar en el mismo carril) y conducir entre carriles es en contra de la ley en el Sunshine State. También en contra de la ley: competencias de carreras, caballitos, mirar hacia atrás mientras conduce, pasar a la acera, llevar artículos que impidan que ambas manos estén en el manubrio. 

Como motociclista, yo entiendo el placer de manejar motocicleta como también entiendo los peligros. Si usted ha sido lesionado durante un accidente de motocicleta, no dude en contactar inmediatamente a un Abogado con experiencia en accidentes de motos en West Palm Beach.  Dar ese paso asegura que sus derechos están protegidos y que reciba la compensación a la que tiene derecho. 

Contacte a las oficinas de Casas Law hoy para una consulta GRATUITA; le brindamos una representación agresiva a todos y cada uno de nuestros clientes.

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