Anyone who rides motorcycles regularly in Louisiana knows that it can be unsafe. But the scope of the risks that riders of the two- and three-wheeled vehicles face is worth exploring. The information certainly will be illuminating for the drivers of large vehicles which make up the lion's share of traffic on routes around Lake Charles. Some riders might find some of the nuggets useful, too.
It needs to be stressed from the outset that motorcycle riders have as much right to the road as any other driver. And if they should fall victim to serious or fatal injury because of another person's negligence, they should know they have the same right to seek just compensation and remedy for damages suffered.