Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carlisle, MA
Bikes: old Merlin, Santana Beyond, & a mommy bike
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SonatainFSharp, You should check with your state and local laws regarding the carrying of children with your bike. State law where I live specifically states the following. I suspect that most states are in the same arena as this.
1. If you carry children or other passengers inside an enclosed trailer or other device that will adequately restrain them and protect their heads in a crash, they need not wear helmets.
2. You may not carry any child between the ages of 1 to 4, or weighing 40 pounds or less, anywhere on a single-passenger bike except in a baby seat attached to the bike. The child must be able to sit upright in the seat and must be held in the seat by a harness or seatbelt. Their hands and feet must be out of reach of the wheel spokes.
3. You may not carry any child under the age of 1 on your bike, even in a baby seat; this does not preclude carrying them in a trailer.
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