Originally Posted by sydvicioustx
My young son ( 9 y/o ) and I hit the Dragon the end of June with a group. We rode from Dallas to Gatlinburg. Then rode the Pinnacle Point coming out of Pidgeon Forge ( great twisty road with incredible views of the Smokey's ). I think it was the Blue Ridge Pass that we took going to Deals Gap. That whole day had incredible roads and ended with the Tail. I plan on going back and spending a few days in the area riding all the great roads around there.
My son wanted to turn around and ride the Tail back. Time got in our way though......
Lucky your not in Ontario, it is or will be shortly illegal to have a passenger under the age of 14 on your bike.
Bill 117 2008
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.
3. The short title of this Act is the Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Child Passengers on Motorcycles), 2008.
The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit driving or operating a motorcycle on a highway while a person under the age of 14 is a passenger on the motorcycle, with a view to promoting safety on Ontario's roads and protecting youth from preventable injuries.