Despite the fact that the kid in the video below was unhurt, it really is an absolutely shocking video. One that actually got me thinking about an article that Mark Richardson wrote in Wheels years ago about Ontario’s laws regarding children on motorcycles. I’m not sure exactly what the outcome was with those laws, but I do know that this video explains why some folks might think that kids don’t belong on the back of a bike.
As the adult rider rolls into the throttle when a traffic light turns green, the kid rolls off the back of the bike. I was pretty impressed that the young-looking child had the foresight to hustle his buns over to the sidewalk to get out of the way of traffic. What I really don’t understand is that the rider just takes off, seemingly unaware that his passenger is gone!