Every year, motorcyclists in Louisiana and throughout the country coordinate their efforts to raise awareness about motorcycle safety. There is particular emphasis on making drivers of cars and trucks aware of their responsibility to watch out for motorcyclists and share the road. A single moment of distraction while behind the wheel can have catastrophic consequences in a collision between a car and a bike.
Throughout Louisiana, students are returning to school after summer break, and many of them are driving for the first time. As parents undoubtedly know, it may take a number of years before a young driver exercises due caution on the road. Studies have repeatedly shown that young drivers -- in particular, those aged 15 to 20 -- tend to be more reckless than older drivers, though there are certainly plenty of older drivers who fail to protect themselves and others from injury.