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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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I see stupid people.........

I saw one of my neighbors giving his two year old a ride on his Harley yesterday afternoon.

Kids are supposed to be in a car/booster seat until age 8, but this guy thinks it's okay to let his son ride in front of him on a motorcycle, with no helmet or protective clothing!!

I don't personally know the guy, but I feel like telling him what an idiot he is!!

Stupid is as stupid does....

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 08:59 AM
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Darwinism in action perhaps.

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Yep. Be careful with them little ones. They couldn't even survive a fall if the bike tipped over much less a fall when it's moving. I waited until they were old enough to wear a helmet. Not just any helmet, but one that fit. And, even with the helmet, I'll only go for short, slow rides where little traffic is present. Don't be in too much of a hurry to get your kid on a bike. There'll be plenty of time.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 07:59 PM
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First thing check to see whats the min age for a chold on a motorcycle as a passenger (2 definately is a no-no even with a helmet). Then call the cops next time.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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To my knowledge, Illinois is only one of a handful of states that does not have any type of helmet legislation.

I am pro-choice, but not when involves a minor who can't even talk.

Chances are nothing would happen, but you never know. My 6 year old niece just fell of her bicycle in her driveway and was in the hospital for 2 days with a severe concussion.
Sometimes a little common sense goes a long way...

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First thing check to see whats the min age for a chold on a motorcycle as a passenger (2 definately is a no-no even with a helmet). Then call the cops next time.
Unfortunately the state doesn't identify a specific age when it comes to passengers on a motorcycle. The only stipulation is that the bike has to be equipped with a passenger seat and footpegs. Additionally, and here's the key, the passenger MUST be able to firmly plant their feet on the footpegs if not then the rider is considered to be illegal. I'm sure a 2 year old wasn't able to reach the pegs so the driver could then be cited.
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