Busted But Not Responsible? Tips For Your Defense

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3 Safety Tips For Motorcycle Passengers

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You don't have to have your own motorcycle to enjoy feeling the wind in your hair as you zip down the open road this summer. All that you need is a friend with a motorcycle who's willing to let you ride on the backseat, and some knowledge about what it means to be a safe passenger on a motorcycle. Being a passenger on a bike is a much more active role than being a passenger in a car, and it can take a little getting used to. Here are some tips that can help keep you safe.

Dress For The Occasion

A big part of motorcycle safety is knowing how to dress to protect yourself from the elements, and from the road, just in case. Never wear shorts or flip flops on a motorcycle, even if it's beach weather. You should be wearing long pants, long sleeves, and close-toed shoes. Gloves are a good idea too—they'll protect your hands if you crash and hit the road.

Then there's the question of motorcycle helmets. Currently, only 19 states (and the District of Columbia) have laws that require all riders to wear helmets. That means that there's a pretty good chance that you may be in a state where you're not legally required to wear one. However, there's no escaping the fact that helmets keep you safer, and may even save your life. Do yourself a favor and wear one, even if it's not required.

Learn to Bank Turns

The leaning motion motorcyclists make to make a turn on a bike is called banking. To help your driver make turns safely, you need to bank with them. To do this, keep your body centered on the bike, staying in line with the body of the driver. When you're turning left, look over the driver's left shoulder, and do the opposite when you're turning right. That trick will help you stay in line with the driver and lean into the turns safely.

Know Where Your Feet and Hands Go

If you've never ridden a motorcycle before, it can be tough to figure out what to do with your feet and hands at first. You don't want them in the wrong places, because you definitely don't want to get in the driver's way.

There should be footpegs for you to rest your feet on and handholds for you to grab for balance. Keep your feet on the footpegs until you're ready to get off the motorcycle; don't put them down when you stop. In Texas, a new law prohibits bikers from carrying passengers on a motorcycle if there are no footpegs or handholds. For your own safety, you shouldn't get on a bike without these.  However, you and your driver may find it more comfortable for your hands to go on the driver'were multiple possessive s hips, instead of using the handholds.

Being an informed passenger can help you stay safe when you're on the back of a bike. If you are ever injured while riding on a motorcycle, be sure to contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to help you recover compensation for your injuries. 


17 June 2015