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Prepping Your Passenger Could Prevent a Bike Crash in Boise

The Gem State is full of picturesque views for bikers and motorists alike. However, there’s nothing like witnessing thick forests, cobalt blue lakes, hot springs, desert landscapes, the Rocky Mountains, and fertile valleys from a motorcycle. If you’re considering having a passenger take in the sights with you, know that doing so could increase your chances of getting into a bike crash in Boise. If you prep your passenger on the proper safety protocol, you could prevent an accident from occurring.

Wear the Appropriate Gear

When it comes to riding on the back of a motorcycle, safety is first. From their heads to their toes, passengers should be donning the proper safety gear. Helmets, long-sleeved jackets, heavy pants, gloves, and boots can help protect the body—particularly when it comes in contact with the ground. Do not allow a passenger to ride with you unless he is wearing the right gear.

Stay Put

Motorcycles are affected by shifts in weight. If your passenger moves from side to side, so will your bike. Tell him to stay still, stay relaxed, and follow the bike’s lead when going around corners. Additionally, the passenger should grab on tightly to either the guard rails or your waist—whatever he feels most comfortable with. Also, create a signal for if the passenger needs your attention. This way, there’s no confusion and movement will be kept to a minimum.

Having a passenger who doesn’t know how to ride could cause a bike crash in Boise. As the driver, it is your responsibility to ensure your passenger knows the proper riding protocol.

If despite your best efforts you are still involved in a crash, you’ll need the help of an attorney. Contact the Morton Law Offices to find out if we can help get you the compensation you deserve.

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Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer