Motorcycle Patrols enforce traffic laws and can go where a car sometimes cannot.
Often speeders get away with breaking the law by slowing down when they see a
patrol car, but these motorcycles are less visible.
The motorcycles are deployed in areas where speeding violations are reported,
such as in residential areas where children are endangered by speeders. The motorcycle
units often work with the Bossier Sheriff’s mobile traffic monitor, a portable device
that measures the speed of a car and shows the motorist an electronic readout of his
speed on a large roadside display.
Another advantage a motorcycle has is that when a roadway is blocked at the scene
of an accident, a motorcycle can get through the traffic, allowing a deputy to take
charge more quickly and assist victims.