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How a Passenger Can Cause a Bike Crash in Boise


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8/23/2014
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You’ve always wanted to see Boise from the back of a motorcycle, and your friend just asked you to come along for a ride. Although riding as a passenger is certainly exciting, doing so comes with responsibilities. If you make the wrong moves, your joyride could turn into a bike crash in Boise. Avoiding these common passenger mistakes can keep you and your driver safe.

Dismounting or Mounting on Your Own Accord

One of the worst things you can do to your driver is surprise him or her. Getting on or off of the bike without the driver being aware can cause a dangerous shift in the motorcycle, which can cause it to fall on its side—possibly injuring whoever is on or near the bike. Wait for the driver to tell you when to mount or dismount.

Distracting the Driver

Although you want to share this experience with the driver, you don’t want to distract him or her from what is going on around you. Talking with the driver, shifting your weight, and pointing at objects could cause him or her to look away from what’s ahead and become involved in an accident.

Attempting to Move With the Bike

Motorcycles turn by leaning, not by steering like a car. If you attempt to help the driver by leaning too much, you could cause the bike to fall over. Instead, simply look over the driver’s shoulder in the direction of the turn. For instance, if the biker is turning left, look over his or her left shoulder.

If despite your best efforts you are still the victim of a bike crash in Boise, the legal team of the Morton Law Offices wants to help you get the compensation you may be entitled to. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation.

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