Riding a motorcycle has several immediate advantages over other types of transportation. Motorcycles are extremely fuel-efficient when compared to cars, trucks or SUVs. Motorcycles are also a great way to experience Louisiana's spectacular scenic beauty. For the price of just a few gallons of gas, you can get out and ride for miles along some of the most beautiful coastal wetlands the Pelican State has to offer.
Unfortunately, motorcycle riding is also fraught with several hidden dangers, many of which come from motorists. Due to the smaller size of the average motorcycle, many motorists simply fail to see motorcycles sharing the same roads with them. Many readers of our online blog may recall a previous article we wrote about just such an event. In that story, a 36-year-old motorcyclist was forced to lay down his bike when a car blocked his path while attempting a left turn in front of the motorcycle on Louisiana Highway 63. That rider did not survive the 2013 collision.