Safety Tips for Georgia Bikers and Motorcycle Passengers Alike

Safety Tips for Georgia Bikers and Motorcycle Passengers Alike

Taking a motorcycle ride with a passenger on the back of the bike may be fun, as company is always enjoyable. However, when an additional person is on the bike, motorcyclists and passengers need to be reminded of some things.

Tips for Motorcyclists Riding with Passengers
When extra weight is added on a motorcycle, motorcyclists need to adjust their suspension and tire pressure to make sure the bike will handle safely. Motorcyclists also need to recognize that their braking will change, as more weight on the bike causes the motorcycle to take longer to come to a complete stop. By taking these extra precautions motorcyclists can help to minimize their chances of an Atlanta motorcycle accident.

Tips for Motorcycle Passengers
When riding with an experienced motorcyclist, passengers still need the same safety gear as the rider, including a properly fitted helmet. It is important that the passenger always inform the rider when he or she is climbing on and off the bike. Passengers should straddle the bike with their feet planted on the footrests, and they should never put their feet down on the ground, even at a complete stop.

Motorcyclists should instruct passengers about leaning, including the following rules:

  • Passengers should slightly lean forward when a rider accelerates from a stop.
  • Passengers should slightly lean back when brakes are applied, so that they are not shifting their weight on the rider.
  • Passengers should lean with the rider when going around corners.

If you have been injured in an Atlanta motorcycle crash due to another driver’s carelessness, call Kalka & Baer to talk with a skilled Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer in a free case evaluation.

Categories: Motorcycle Accidents