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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastiGirl View Post
    Do you mean like this?

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...chmentid=22220

    I guess its all relative. If people want to risk the lives of their children so be it. It's their choice. Live and let live, why let it bother you so much?

    People cant put their children lives at risk by choice and do so freely.

    Maybe you mean percieved risk?

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    It's a pic from some foreign country of a whole family with several children all clinging to a motorbike. You can find similar pics all over the internet.

    I'd imagine the people that live in countries where that kind of crap happens all the time also have plenty of accidents and injuries and death as a result...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    It's a pic from some foreign country of a whole family with several children all clinging to a motorbike. You can find similar pics all over the internet.

    I'd imagine the people that live in countries where that kind of crap happens all the time also have plenty of accidents and injuries and death as a result...
    Just in defence of those countries - they are usually overpopulated and the speed in which traffic moves is quite slow so the dangers aren't nearly as much as what they could be in that situation over here... and I guess u have to do what u have to do to survive and that involves takin risks... I don't think it's as big a deal.

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    Yes, In other countries people often carry children on motor or push bikes, it does not appear to be something that the authorities have an issue with. That makes it no less devastating if an accident occurs, especially if a child who has no choice about being on that bike is killed or injured. Here in Australia, we do have laws which clearly state that everyone on a bike must be wearing a helmet. Passengers on a motorbike must be over 8 years of age and whilst there don't seem to be laws about carrying a baby specifically, you may not double unless the bicycle is designed to carry an extra person or it is fitted with an appropriate seat. Ignorance of the law is not considered an excuse and pulling out a picture from a foreign country really doesn't prove anything IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsugar View Post
    Just in defence of those countries - they are usually overpopulated and the speed in which traffic moves is quite slow so the dangers aren't nearly as much as what they could be in that situation over here... and I guess u have to do what u have to do to survive and that involves takin risks... I don't think it's as big a deal.
    I went on a study tour through Thailand and spent four weeks in hospitals seeing the damage that the situations pictured in that link can lead to. I have also witnessed in Thailand motorbikes travelling at ridiculous speeds, with no helmet and multiple passengers. Every hospital we went into they talked about the damage caused by these risks and accidents.

    It is a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaC View Post
    I went on a study tour through Thailand and spent four weeks in hospitals seeing the damage that the situations pictured in that link can lead to. I have also witnessed in Thailand motorbikes travelling at ridiculous speeds, with no helmet and multiple passengers. Every hospital we went into they talked about the damage caused by these risks and accidents.

    It is a big deal.
    It's not AS big a deal as it happening here was my opinion.

    I've lived in a country where the laws are lax and in spite of that there aren't many cases of serious injuries caused by motorbike/push bikes...

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    Report them to the cops. Leave if you hate it so much, sounds like a horrid place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    It's a pic from some foreign country of a whole family with several children all clinging to a motorbike. You can find similar pics all over the internet.

    I'd imagine the people that live in countries where that kind of crap happens all the time also have plenty of accidents and injuries and death as a result...
    I'd imagine so too.

    I was watching a doco ages back - not sure which country it was but they had just introduced their first traffic law. Can't remember what the law was either - something like dont intentionally run people over I'd hope!!! But that stuck in my head the idea of a country with no road rules!!!! Eek!


 

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