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How To Be a Safe Motorcycle Passenger

Riding on the back of a rider is quite  a great fun. But maintain your own safety is in your hands. To be a good motorcycle passenger If you follow some motorcycle passenger tips than you might be 100 % safe as a passenger.

So the rules are –

  1. At first you will have to wear a proper helmet and by proper helmet we mean that the helmet that fits the size of your head. Any crash at a speed of 25 Kmph can cause brain damage or death if you are not wearing a helmet.so just because of not wearing a helmet you cannot lose your life. And if you want to buy any helmet than buy the full faced one which gives your full head and face protection. And the helmet should let you see clearly through the roads.

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    A Good Motorcycle Passenger

  2. You should try to wear leather jackets, because those gives you full protection on a crash happens on the road. But if you can not afford a leather jacket than you should try to wear a heavy jacket that will help your body or skin to not get hurt or injured.
  3. While riding you must wear long pants, jeans are applicable in such situations. And the one which are not heavy and are torn they are not applicable. The jeans should be durable.
  4. The appropriate footwear for motorcycles are boots.and the pair of boots should be durable and in good condition. At 45 Kmph its really easy to break an ankle when landing from airbone. And if you do not have boots than wear the most durable shoes that you have. You must wear shoes where your foots are visible.
  5. You should wear durable hand gloves and if those gloves are of leather than its best because they are mainly durable and the gloves should not be finger less.
  6. Any dangled type of accessories should be avoided. Such as scarves purse etc,because they have chances to get stuck in the moving parts.1x1.trans How To Be a Safe Motorcycle Passenger
  7. When the bike is in the straight line the passenger would not have to worry about falling over.
  8. You will have to keep the proper balance when riding on a bike.
  9. Before you get on the bike, you should already be wearing your safety gear. After the operator is seated on the bike with both feet planted on the ground and brakes applied, approach the left side of the bike and place your left hand on the left shoulder of the operator. With your left foot, step onto the left passenger foot-peg and swing your right leg over the bike. Do not try to “pull” the bike towards you, otherwise there’s a chance it’ll end up on top of you and the operator
  10. There’s not much involved in your stance when on a bike that has a more upright position. Your feet should be planted firmly on the pegs, and you should wrap your arms around the abdomen of the operator. This will help keep you planted to the seat under acceleration, as well as provide you with something to hang onto if you hit a bump or have to make an evasive maneuver.1x1.trans How To Be a Safe Motorcycle Passenger
  11. Being a passenger on a sportsbike requires a slightly different technique, since the forward-leaning position makes you apt to slide towards the operator of the bike (which is awfully uncomfortable for the operator). One technique that works great is to wrap your arms around the abdomen of the operator and place your palms on the gas tank. Under acceleration or during an evasive maneuver, this position keeps your arms around the operator at all times, but also gives you a way to stop yourself from sliding forward when stopping.
  12. When thinking about turning while on a motorcycle, remember the principles of balance as described above. Your body should always be parallel with that of the operator’s. Inexperienced motorcycle passengers frequently have the tendency to either lean into a turn early or resist the lean altogether. This is incorrect and dangerous! The operator should know when to initiate the lean into a turn, so all you have to do is lean your body with them. When two riders on a motorcycle are not synchronized in the leaning process, it makes the motorcycle more difficult for the operator to control. Leaning into turns is actually incredibly easy; it’s usually anxiety and/or nervousness that influences a passenger to lean prematurely or incorrectly. Let the operator do the work. All you have to do is mimic their body actions, which is incredibly easy since your arms are wrapped around them.

Don’t ride unless you feel comfortable doing so and trust the abilities of the rider. A nervous passenger makes for a more dangerous and uncomfortable ride for both people. Do listen to any and all instructions that the operator gives you. He/she is responsible for your safety and can tell you what you need to do to help keep the both of you safe.

Don’t get on the bike until the operator verifies that he/she is ready for you. The same rule applies for getting off the bike.Do be as alert and aware as the operator. This means being ready for acceleration from a complete stop, being ready for evasive maneuvers when necessary, and being ready for anything in general. Inattention as a passenger is the easiest way to fall off of a motorcycle.

Don’t shift your weight between your left and right feet on the passenger pegs. This tilts the bike to one side or the other, and although it most likely won’t cause the bike to tip over, it’ll create an unnecessary surprise for the operator and can compromise the operator’s handling ability. If you need to slide back in your seat, push on the passenger pegs with both feet at the same time, so as not to disturb the balance of the bike. Reserve these adjustments for when you’re at a complete stop if at all possible.

Do familiarize yourself with where the exhaust pipe/muffler is in relation to your feet and legs. It’s no fun melting a shoe or getting burns. More so  it’s not too easy to remove molten plastic, rubber, or skin from a muffler or exhaust pipe. Similarly, familiarize yourself with where the drive chain is located on the bike and be sure to avoid putting your feet in that area.

Do discuss communication techniques with the operator in advance. If you need to stop and stretch or take a bathroom break, it’s a lot easier to tap the operator three times than try to shout over the engine noise to pull over.Do reserve verbal communication for times when the bike is at a complete stop. Don’t distract the operator, for their full-fledged attention is required at all times to operate the motorcycle.

This motorcycle passenger tips should follow for safety. Hope this article will be helpful to be a good motorcycle passenger. we are looking forward of your comment if this article liked by you.

 

 

About Suvro Sen

Suvro Sen is the Founder & Editor In Chief of BikeBD. A simple motorcycle lover. Who want to share his Bike & Biking tips, knowledge for the Bangladeshi Motorcycle lovers & Riders. You Can connect with him Via

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