You’re riding down I-95 on your new motorcycle on a beautiful Florida day. You thought you’d show your new purchase off to your neighbor, who has never been a passenger on a motorcycle before. He is a little heavy, but your bike is strong, so you don’t worry.
When traffic in front of you stops suddenly, you have to slam on your brakes. Because of the force, the passenger slides into you, causing you to flip over the handlebars. Since this is the first time your neighbor has ever been on a bike, he didn’t know that he should’ve grabbed onto the gas tank to keep still.
Prepping your passenger on the ins and outs of bike safety before your trip could prevent a Florida motorcycle accident.
Passenger Safety Tips
- Tell your passenger to keep his feet on the footrests at all times.
- Have your passenger wear a helmet and other safety equipment, such as pants, boots and a jacket.
- Instruct your passenger to keep his legs away from the muffler, as it can get very hot and cause burns if touched.
- Tell your passenger to refrain from making any movements that could affect your ability to drive safely.
Although riding with someone on your bike is quite enjoyable, it can also be extremely dangerous. Not taking the proper safety precautions can cause you both to become injured in a Florida motorcycle accident.
If you were injured in a crash, you may have an uncertain future filled with costly medical bills ahead. If you have an experienced attorney on your side, however, you may be able to get compensation that will help you pay for the bills. The attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert have helped many injured Florida bikers. Contact us today to find out if we can do the same for you.
If you know someone who was injured in a crash, we encourage you to share this article with him or her.