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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Idiots.

So I live in an urban area, at least as far as West Virginia goes. I'm doing some yard work out front when I hear what has to be the loudest chopper on earth coming down my street. I take a look up and this idiot has his son sitting on his lap!!!

The kid couldn't have been any older than four or five. I couldn't believe it. I'm expecting my first child to be born any day now and I couldn't imagine putting her in any dangerous situation, let alone this.

Is this the reason people think anyone on two wheels is insane? Anyone else ever seen something like this?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 12:36 PM
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Dunno...had my very first thrilling motorcycle ride sitting in cousin's lap at around 3-4 yrs old on his old school chopper....loved motorcycles ever since! Granted we weren't going 70 on the interstate like that. Was also up in the saddle on full-sized horses at that age too. Maybe it's crazy..maybe it's not...dunno. Certainly not the most dangerous things I've done in my life.

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I'm assuming here the kid was not wearing armored gear or a full face helmet.....

Unfortunetly there really isn't any law about how young a passenger needs to be in many states. So unless you have one there...no laws were being broken...(other than the helmet law?)

If this was a residential street, it really is not an odd occourance. Many kids beg for rides on daddy's bike... And up and down a residential street at low speeds may not be that big of a deal. Not saying it's a good idea, but not going to go as far to call the parent an idiot.

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I guess I'd rather see a dad doing something 'questionable' with his son than nothing at all......
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Is there any law about where the passenger must sit on a bike? This is a serious question although I can think of a few options with the proper passenger (lol). My question relates to the seat such as a king/queen set up. It seems with the strict seat belt laws for cagers and laws against riding in the back of a pickup there may not be too many laws against bikes and additional riders. Does anyone know of possible legal restrictions?
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As I mentioned, laws vary state to state, but I am not aware of any laws specifically outlining where a passenger must sit... Nor which way they have to face....

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I have this: Child Riding Belt.

I have a little fella that rides with me quite often with this. He is 6 now but has been riding with me for a couple years. It straps him on almost like a backpack. He falls asleep quite often, but this harness keeps him behind me. One of the best "accessories" I've bought for the bike.

Mom, I'm not wearing my helmet only for the purpose of taking this picture and
the background was digitally blurred to make it look like I'm going really fast.
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I remember back in the early 60's, my dad taking me for a spin around the neighborhood when I was young. Granted it was slow speed, but still a very good memory.

Global warming? So what if my kids never see a polar bear. I never saw a dinosaur and I'm ok.
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Here in the uk,there is no age restriction for passenger. But,,the law states that passengers must sit in designed seat,and be able to reach the foot pegs. Of course,this law is ignored by certain riders. I personaly would not carry a minor on any public used highway !,,why,,because there is far too many blind,ignorant cage drivers out there. THINK BIKE !!!.
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This are some rules and laws for Texas.
The turn signal thing is not right. I do state inspection and the turn signals are not part of the safety inspection.


http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...t.asp?state=tx

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