James Benton Hale Dies in Broward County Motorcycle Accident
According to the Florida Highway Patrol 51-year-old James Benton Hale from Boca Raton man killed when his motorcycle, a 1998 Honda, crashed on Interstate 75 in Broward County. Hale’s bike crashed into a concrete bridge support and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Hale was not wearing a helmet.
Whenever someone dies in a motorcycle accident in our area one looks to Florida helmet laws and asks why helmet requirements are not stricter. Motorcycle riding in Florida is very popular year round because of our state’s warm climate. While Florida’s government agencies offer a number of courses for beginner and experienced riders, the state does not take motorcycle rider safety seriously. Effective July 1, 2000, any rider over21 years of age or older and covered by an insurance policy providing at least $10,000 in medical benefits is permitted to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet, even though studies the world over have proven that wearing a motorcycle helmet dramatically reduces the number of head injuries and fatalities when one has a Broward County motorcycle crash.
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