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Old 19.06.2011, 21:28
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Vespa and kids

Anyone know if it is legal in CH to take a child on the back of a Vespa? If so, is there an age restriction?
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Old 19.06.2011, 21:54
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Anyone know if it is legal in CH to take a child on the back of a Vespa? If so, is there an age restriction?
As long as their feet touch the pegs, there is no age restriction.

My kids have been riding in my sidecar since 1 year/ 5 months (respectively), and on the back of various bikes (Guzzis, Ducatis, no Vespas) since 5 or so. They are now 18 and (almost) 21, and have their own motorcycles.

Around here, smaller children regularly get rides to school on the tank (I'll take a photo sometime), and the elementary school principal rides his Vespa with no helmet!

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Thanks Tom! Any chance you know where I could find the law which mentions this?
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Old 21.06.2011, 15:33
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Re: Vespa and kids

It all in Art. 63 of SR 741.11 Verkehrsregelnverordnung

1 Mitfahrer auf Motorrädern, motorradähnlichen Leicht-, Klein- und dreirädrigen Motorfahrzeugen haben rittlings zu sitzen und müssen Trittbretter oder Fussrasten benutzen können. Ein Kind unter sieben Jahren darf nur auf einem durch die Zulassungsbehörde bewilligten Kindersitz mitgeführt werden.
A child below the age of seven has to be in an approved child seat. Have luck to find such a thing for a Vespa.


http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/741_11/a63.html in German
http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/741_11/a63.html in French
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Re: Vespa and kids

Just to prove myself wrong, Scooter child seats:
http://www.scooter-center.com/scoweb...ERSITZ&lang=de
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Re: Vespa and kids

You beat me to my next question...I can't believe you actually found one...

Anyone have experience using a child seat on a scooter?
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It all in Art. 63 of SR 741.11 Verkehrsregelnverordnung

1 Mitfahrer auf Motorrädern, motorradähnlichen Leicht-, Klein- und dreirädrigen Motorfahrzeugen haben rittlings zu sitzen und müssen Trittbretter oder Fussrasten benutzen können. Ein Kind unter sieben Jahren darf nur auf einem durch die Zulassungsbehörde bewilligten Kindersitz mitgeführt werden.
A child below the age of seven has to be in an approved child seat. Have luck to find such a thing for a Vespa.


http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/741_11/a63.html in German
http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/741_11/a63.html in French
You're right, I forgot they changed the law a few years ago.

I have seen such seats a couple times, but have never used them, and people around here just ignore it.

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Just to prove myself wrong, Scooter child seats:
http://www.scooter-center.com/scoweb...ERSITZ&lang=de
I wonder where one can find what would be an "approved child seat" here in CH. I noticed the link above is for child seats manufactured in Germany and maybe those are only approved for use there? Hmmmm.
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