View a slideshow
of the Second Annual Motorcycle Safety Fair held on May 9, 2009.
3rd Annual Motorcycle
Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lake County Sheriff's Office
15855 State Road 50, Clermont
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
- Practice operating your
- Be sure your motorcycle is
When You're On the Road...
- Wear the proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be alcohol and drug free
- Be considerate
Motorcycle Safety Problem Areas
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.
In 2005, 34% of all motorcyclists involved in
fatal crashes were speeding, approximately
twice the rate for drivers of passenger cars
or light trucks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Unit