The other day as I was waiting in car line to pick up Gabby from school, I witnessed the most bizarre sight. As I, along with other parents, waited patiently to pick up our cute, sweet, innocent children, the loud rumble from a Harley Davidson turned everyone's head. The man on the motorcycle pulled into the school parking lot and parked his bike. It was the father to one of the boys in Gabby's class. He hops off and walks into the school to get his son. Meanwhile, I'm thinking the same thing all of the other parents were thinking, was the father going to put his 4 year old son on the back of that motorcycle? Sure enough, he comes out of the school with his son, puts a helmet on the boy but not himself, helps the boy onto the bike, and they both drove off into the sunset. With my jaw dropped, I watched in disbelief.
Now, you know every parent talked about this unsual sighting over dinner that night. I came right home and called my friend who was also waiting in car line. We were puzzled as to why this parent thought that putting a 4 year old on the back of a motorcycle was a good idea. Maybe it's a "Mom" thing and we're just too over protective, but I just can't believe that a 4 year old understands and knows the rules to being a passenger on a motorcycle.
I did a little research to find out if the law in Pennsylvania requires a passenger to be a certain age, but couldn't find a darn thing. The only thing I found was the passenger needs to be told how to lean to the side while maneuvering a turn. So, help me out. If you are familiar with motorcycle laws, I'd like to know if this is allowed.