This means ALWAYS wear your protective gear. This means helmet, jacket and gloves as a minimum. Yes it does get hot and uncomfortable when you stop, but remember you dress for the slide not the ride.
A good peice of advise
is "never drive faster than your angles can fly".
Make a rule not to drink a drive your side car. If you want to have your favourite beverage, then make sure that there is no more driving to be done for the day. If you
need alchohol for dutch courage to ride a sidecar you are on the wrong vehicle. Remember that there are Drunk motorcycle riders and there are old motorcycle riders but there are no old drunk motorcycle riders.