Monday, July 5, 2010

Ontario bill 117

Please read this information carefully 
An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit the driving and operation of motorcycles with child passengers

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1. The Highway Traffic Act is amended by adding the following section:
Prohibition of passengers under 14 years old on motorcycles
38.1 No person shall drive or operate a motorcycle on a highway if another person under the age of 14 years is a passenger on the motorcycle.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

I support any adults choice to risk dieing while doing what they love, but there must be an age-of-reason at which such a choice can be made. A 12 year old who jumps on the back of his Dad's bike in blind trust of his father's abilities has not made that choice, it's been made of him.

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