“2017 Biketoberfest® & Motorcycle Safety”
This year marks the 25th annual Biketoberfest® motorcycle event which begins tomorrow, Thursday, October 19th and runs through Sunday, October 22nd. The following information is being provided in advance of the event to educate visitors and residents with motorcycle related laws.
During Biketoberfest®, the Flagler Beach Police Department will be enforcing hazardous moving violations, which include but are not limited to; careless driving, aggressive careless driving, reckless driving, excessive speed, racing on a highway (drag racing) and driving under the influence (DUI). Additionally, the following non-moving Statutes are in effect in the State of Florida and will be enforced;
316.211 – Equipment for motorcycles:
(2) A person may not operate a motorcycle unless the person is wearing an eye-protective device over his or her eyes.
316.304 – Wearing of headsets:
(1) No person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other than a hearing aid or instrument for the improvement of defective human hearing.
316.405 Motorcycle headlights to be turned on:
(1) Any person who operates a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle on the public streets or highways shall, while so engaged, have the headlight or headlights of such motorcycle or motor-driven cycle turned on.
The goal for this year’s Biketoberfest® event is the safety of visitors and residents as well as compliance with the laws of the State of Florida. We hope this year’s Biketoberfest® provides our visitors, residents and businesses with many happy memories and thank you in advance for helping make this year’s event a safe event for everyone.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s Biketoberfest®, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.