mopeds with child seats?

was this a thing?

i think the law is that if the child has a helmet they can ride.

it'd be nicer for getting to and from school (if it ever opens)

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Emil Kniemel /

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I think kids can ride most motorcycle type things. Law here is they have to be older than 7 or need a special seat thing. Cause they can’t reach the pegs.

I’ve taken my 9 yr old on a Sunday ride. But, I assume, most parents don’t like the risk to their child in commuter traffic.

Guess it would depend on the route and level of danger for an individual situation.

I always see people riding bikes with child seats or those trailer things. Never hear much bad news about those.

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My wife is into “boho” stuff right now. That baby basket is boho af

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Pushrod Fifty /

I don't think that kid is really into the moped scene.

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I would guess it's legal, but I wouldn't do it.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

This vehicle is designed for one rider.

Its written right on there. Get an m class cycle iffy.

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> I would guess it's legal, but I wouldn't do it.

Neither would I. Plus, it’s illegal in NJ.

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My kids school is .75 miles away. I could go through side streets pretty slowly and never be on a major street....

Dropping off is gonna be a nightmare, but I just wondered .... my wife is certainly against it.

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That basket seat is common in Holland.

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There is common stuff in Europe that could never happen in the States because the drivers here are actually participating in a group effort to not kill each other.

I worked in Baltimore once. The streets, especially intersections, looked like a war zone. Piles of indicator plastic, glass, fender wells, and bumper chunks. Broke down cars everywhere. Crashes and fender benders every 1/4 mile.

Horribly rude, selfish, inefficient drivers. To this day, seeing a Maryland license plate makes me angry.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

Front plates. Say it all.

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This is a horrible idea.

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I grew up in the 80-90’s. Riding on the back of motorcycles and dirt bikes was commonplace. Usually with irresponsible older teen drivers.

I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Just one that can only be decided by you based on your situation.

If it’s legal, and you take precautions, I think you shouldn’t be afraid of it. I don’t parent as carefree as my parents. But, I want my kids to be fearless and hungry for adventure. Not sheltered and fragile.

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> Papa _ Wrote:

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> I grew up in the 80-90’s. Riding on the back of motorcycles and dirt

> bikes was commonplace. Usually with irresponsible older teen drivers.

>

> I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Just one that can only be decided by you

> based on your situation.

>

> If it’s legal, and you take precautions, I think you shouldn’t be afraid

> of it. I don’t parent as carefree as my parents. But, I want my kids to

> be fearless and hungry for adventure. Not sheltered and fragile.

i did also - and we let our kids climb and fall and explore, so we will see.

i already strap the kids onto me in a baby bjorn and ride around (not too fast) on the moped in our cul de sac and they love it.

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Here’s a pic of my daughter in a backpack carrier mountain biking. Eventually she got too heavy and made my coccyx hurt too much. She rides her own bike now.

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> Papa _ Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> There is common stuff in Europe that could never happen in the States

> because the drivers here are actually participating in a group effort to

> not kill each other.

>

> I worked in Baltimore once. The streets, especially intersections,

> looked like a war zone. Piles of indicator plastic, glass, fender wells,

> and bumper chunks. Broke down cars everywhere. Crashes and fender

> benders every 1/4 mile.

>

> Horribly rude, selfish, inefficient drivers. To this day, seeing a

> Maryland license plate makes me angry.

^ I believe you, drivers here are downright insane, scary enough to ride a low powered vehicle, would never dream of strapping a small child on there, they could not jump off in a wreck, WAY too dangerous. We used to ride on little seats on the back of parents bicycles back in the early '70's, but there were less people, and people obeyed traffic laws. Not so much today.

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> Brian Solex Wrote:

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> That basket seat is common in Holland.

>

> https://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/1/57/37/23/20171025/ob_395b72_19850878-1573147096038116-1395629933-o.jpg

The two pics in this thread are actually the first two i've seen in my life, so they aren't that common.

Nowadays if you see kids seats on mopeds it's just these bicycle kids seats strapped to a Tomos or Vespa.

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we had one on the front of a bike that came from europe, we used to refer to it as the "post-natal abortion" seat

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

I would put a dog in it. Even tho I like dogs more than kids. Dogs are way more durable and replaceable.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

But is there one that lets them drive?

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We ALL have one of those! :)

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we have a roadmaster with a childseat bolted onto it

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Lil MotoGuzzi Vert /

Seems like you could make it work in theory but a kid's size jean vest might be hard to find.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

Training wheels and bubble wrap for the WIN....

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This was posted in buy/sell awhile back.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

Its a boat seat I did that for a dogs seat. Its for a canoue

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i appreciate this take. you're right, maryland drivers are terrible

> Papa _ Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> There is common stuff in Europe that could never happen in the States

> because the drivers here are actually participating in a group effort to

> not kill each other.

>

> I worked in Baltimore once. The streets, especially intersections,

> looked like a war zone. Piles of indicator plastic, glass, fender wells,

> and bumper chunks. Broke down cars everywhere. Crashes and fender

> benders every 1/4 mile.

>

> Horribly rude, selfish, inefficient drivers. To this day, seeing a

> Maryland license plate makes me angry.

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