Connecticut Motorcycle Accidents: Avoid An Accident This Fall

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 by | Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Autumn in Connecticut is one of the most beautiful times in our state. With fall weather in full swing, more and more motorcyclists will be out on the road. This means more motorcycle passengers. 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 injury in a Connecticut motorcycle accident.

    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.

Riding a motorcycle can be extremely exhilarating, but drivers and passengers need to take safety precautions to avoid a Connecticut motorcycle accident. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish all Connecticut motorcyclists and their passengers a safe riding season!

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