Motorcyclists taking extra precaution following deadly accidents

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Hitting the road on a motorcycle can be dangerous and that proves to be true after two more bikers lost their lives in less than a week. 

Motorcyclist Matthew Falcon said “When you see that, that can happen to anyone and that is the scary part.”

Friday, a 25-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle hit a car and four days later, another biker was killed when he reportedly lost control on Interstate 12.

“It’s really nothing you could do and that’s kind of a scary thing that’s why you should wear helmets and armor jackets and things like that because if it happens it happens.” Said Falcon.

According to AAA, more than four thousand fatal motorcycle crashes occur each year in the U.S. So far in 2019, there have been multiple motorcycle accidents in and around the Baton Rouge area, five of the accidents were deadly.

Vice President of AAA Michael White said. “We have to be aware of our own limitations behind the wheel our vehicle limitations and the limitations of others we share the road with.”

In February a BRPD officer was killed when a truck reportedly pulled out in front of his motorcycle during a funeral procession. That same weekend two others lost their lives while riding their bikes, something biking advocates say should not happen often.

“It’s a lot faster, let us go to the red  light kind of let us by as long as we’re courtesy you know that’s probably the best way in my opinion you know then more punitive damages for driver cause drivers don’t want to hit motorcyclists” said Falcon.

Now that the seasons have changed, more bikers will be hitting the road and biking groups are asking drivers to be cautious. They are also telling their fellow riders to be more safety aware.

Falcon said, “it’s tragedy it’s sad but you can’t do 100 mph on a crowded street passing everybody for an extended period you’re going to end up in an accident like that and that’s known you’re taking the risk and sometimes they lose.”

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