The upcoming Florida Harley Owners Group Rally in Lakeland promises to be one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the state. More than 1,200 Harley riders are expected to use SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus as the epicenter of their activities from October 26 to October 29. Fun, music, competitions and more will be on the agenda, much of which the public is welcome to attend – as long as they promise to watch out for motorcyclists.
According to statistics, while motorcyclists make up just 7 percent of motorists in the state, they account for 19 percent of the fatalities, according to a 2016 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While motorcyclists can do their part to help prevent accidents, car drivers should remember that road safety is a two way street.