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21 Apr 12 #325486 by epitome title
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Once again, you are right - my son rides bikes and i worry, but he is an adult and can make the choice and although he has a car licence, he prefers bikes.

I do not have a pro-bike stance and I understand the OP point of view, we are talking about a ten year old here. So I wholeheartedly agree with you HRH but to be fair i also agree with Dukey, I can see both sides.

However, once the OP has made her feelings clear, what more can she do if her ex choses to take their son on the back of his bike? She can either frighten the boy witless about what could happen or as Dukey says trust that whatever else is going on in her and her ex''s life, that they both love their son more than anything else and if he takes the lad on the back, he has to take total responsibility for his safety and have his eyes out on stalks, keep to low speeds and never, ever, muck about. If she cannot trust him to do this, the only right thing she can do is to take advice on how to legally stop him from being able to get on the bike if that is possible.

I hope that the OP doesn''t think that her post has been hijacked, bikes are an emotive subject and she wanted a legal answer to a situation rather than whether bikes are good or not.


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21 Apr 12 #325487 by sun flower
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Sorry Pete - last bit wasn''t meant to sound critical. I''d written more and then thought twice about it....deleted the rest and then left that bit by mistake....it probably does help poster that she knows that you understand.)

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21 Apr 12 #325491 by dukey
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There are some harsh facts here.

Its no against the law to have a child pillion.

A parent can choose to do with their child what they like during their contact time within reason.

Sadie even considered a PSO, it would have had little if any chance of success.

All the Op can do is express her concerns and hope that common sense prevails, if not then make the best of it, try and make it as safe as possible for the child.

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