Riding with a passenger is a big responsibility, as you must make sure that you and your passenger remain safe at all times. Here are a few safety tips for both drivers and passengers from a company specializing in motorcycle rental in Las Vegas.
Tips for drivers
As a rider, you will be not only be responsible for the safety of your passenger and yourself, but you will also have to pay close attention to what is going on with the drivers in the motor vehicles around you. For this reason, it is important that you have enough experience on your bike and are comfortable with all of its handling aspects before you take someone out on a ride with you. When you are ready to go for a ride with a passenger, make sure you take the time to explain all of the safety measures and precautions as they pertain to your bike, as well as your own personal preferences.
If at any point something doesn’t feel right to you, don’t hesitate to pull over when it is safe to do so. Most importantly, ride with confidence. If you are confident in what you are doing, your rider will be able to sense this and, in turn, they will be confident as well, allowing the two of you to enjoy a safe ride together.
Tips for passengers
Always wait for the driver to tell you that it is safe to mount the motorcycle. Once you have the go-ahead, approach the bike from the left side and extend your leg over the seat slowly, gently pulling yourself onto the seat. Be sure to keep your feet on the foot pegs designated for the passenger for the duration of the ride. At no point do you want your legs or feet to touch the rear tire, the hot muffler or the drive chain. Whether you are wearing long pants or not, contact with any of these could result in serious injury.
While you are riding, keep your hands on the driver’s hips. This will help you feel their movements, which will in turn help keep you in sync as a passenger. When the driver is turning, look over their shoulder in the direction that the motorcycle is turning. Looking over the shoulder of the driver and holding their hips will naturally put your body in the correct and safe position for turns, and ensure that the balance remains consistent throughout the entire ride.
As a driver, the safety of your passenger and those around you depends on your ability to drive safely and take any necessary precautions to prevent accidents. Escape Eagles is one of the top providers of motorcycle rental in Las Vegas, and safety is one of our highest concerns. If you are interested in renting from a company that takes the safety of all riders very seriously, give us a call to learn more about their rentals today. We look forward to helping you explore the area soon!