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Offline TomAdis

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Lets Talk Passenger Safety
« on: September 21, 2020, 04:27:33 pm »
Buddy has an adult autistic son (21) who enjoys riding on the back of his Dad's motorcycle.  Dad is concerned with him staying on since the son doesn't like to grip a waist or jacket.  I suggested a riding belt with handles.  But, Dad is still concerned about his son using those.  Do they make a safety harness large enough for a 5'1" 140lbs person?

Any of ideas?

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Re: Lets Talk Passenger Safety
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 05:11:42 pm »
Two things:

1)  A top box with a back rest would provide some security maybe.  The son would be sandwiched between the rider and top box.  He could hold on to the side rails by his thighs.

2)  An air vest (Hit Air is the one that I use).  It only provides protection once you've departed the motorcycle though.

I have never heard of a tether of any kind to keep someone attached to a motorcycle but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.  I would think that it would be a safety issue.

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Re: Lets Talk Passenger Safety
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 06:09:58 pm »
It is the Riders responsibility to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable,
the safety of anyone they carry as a pillion.

It won't be what your buddy wants to hear,
but if he is worried about his Son falling off,
then the answer is quite simple - Don't carry him.

Find something else for him to enjoy - riding in a sidecar perhaps,
where a Seat Belt could be fitted, or even an Open-Topped / convertible car ?

Would your buddy think his Son's enjoyment was worth it,
if he DID fall off and was seriously injured, or worse ?