Avoiding New Haven Personal Injury While Carrying A Motorcycle Passenger

February 14, 2020
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Seeing our beautiful state of Connecticut on a motorcycle is a an exhilarating experience. Enjoying a ride with a passenger can be fun, but also requires more attention.  Motorcyclists should be experienced riders before taking on a passenger.

It you are ever invited to be a passenger, follow these six tips to avoid serious New Haven personal injury.

  1. The motorcycle should be equipped to carry passengers including having the suspension adjusted to carry extra weight and making sure the tires are properly inflated.
  2. Make sure the driver instructs you on what you need to do when taking a corner, stopping and dismounting.
  3. Footrests should be adjusted for the passenger to prevent them from falling off of the bike and to prevent them from taking the driver down with them.
  4. Passengers should wear protective equipment including a helmet, proper footwear, and protective clothing pieces.
  5. Passengers should not get on a motorcycle where the driver has to sit more forward than is comfortable.
  6. Drivers should adjust their mirrors and lights for an added passenger.

Drivers and passengers need to take safety precautions to avoid a New Haven personal injury. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish all Connecticut motorcyclists and their passengers a safe ride!

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