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315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

 Lake County Motorcycle Safety Team (LCMST)
Second Annual Motorcycle Safety Fair Slideshow
View a slideshow of the Second Annual Motorcycle Safety Fair held on May 9, 2009.

3rd Annual Motorcycle
Safety Fair

Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lake County Sheriff's Office
15855 State Road 50, Clermont
(352) 483-9048

On June 16, 2009, Gov. Crist signed SB 1100, making it legal to have vertical license plates on motorcycles in the state of Florida. Read more about recent legislation affecting traffic & motor vehicle laws.

Mission Statement
The Lake County Motorcycle Safety Team (LCMST) is a group of concerned citizens, motorcycle enthusiasts, and professionals dedicated to promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Lake County, in order to help save lives and make our roads safer.


  • Educating the general public and motorcyclists on Motorcycle Safety and Awareness, through public events, speaking opportunities, and teamwork efforts.
  • Address concerns, comments, and ideas on improving Motorcycle Safety, and Awareness efforts in Lake County.
  • Work as a liaison between state & local governments, community, and motorcyclists to find solutions to safety concerns.

Before You Take the Road...

  • Make sure you are properly licensed
  • Practice operating your motorcycle
  • Be sure your motorcycle is safe

When You're On the Road...

  • Wear the proper protection
  • Ride responsibly
  • Be alcohol and drug free
  • Be considerate

Motorcycle Safety Problem Areas

  • Alcohol
    In fatal crashes in 2005, a higher percentage of motorcycle operators (41%) had a BAC of .08 or higher than operators of any other type of motor vehicle. Sixty-one percent of motorcycle operators who died in single-vehicle crashes on weekend nights in 2005 had BAC levels of .08 or higher.

  • Speed
    In 2005, 34% of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding, approximately
    twice the rate for drivers of passenger cars or light trucks.

  • Licensing
    Nearly one out of four motorcycle operators involved in fatal crashes were operating the
    vehicle with an invalid license.

  • Helmet Use
    Helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcyclists.
    728 more lives might have been saved in 2005 if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.
    Helmet use declined by 13% over 4 years, from 71% in 2000 to 58% in 2004: a striking
    45% increase in non-use.

    1 Information from www.nhtsa.gov Motorcycle Safety Program

Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held every month on the 3rd Thursday at the
FDOT Leesburg Office, 1405 Thomas Ave., Leesburg

For more information, you may call Sgt. Tom McKane @ (352) 343-9481 or email Thomas.McKane@lcso.org or Cheryl Sutherland @ (352) 483-9048 or email csutherland@lakecountyfl.gov.

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Participating Agencies

•  ABATE of Florida - Lake County Chapter
•  Click it or Ticket
•  Christian Motorcyclists Association
•  City of Mount Dora
•  Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
•  Florida Motorcycle Training
•  Fruitland Park Police Department

•  Gator Harley Dealership, Inc.
•  Lady Lake Police Department
•  Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team
•  Lake County Sheriffs Office - Motorcycle Unit
•  Leesburg Police Department - Motorcycle Unit
•  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
•  The Village Nomads

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