Children whose feet cannot reach the footrests require a special child seat.
Child seats are designed to increase the safety of children as passengers of two-wheelers. Children from about 3 to 8 years old can sit protected on the bench without sliding to the side. They should be mounted on the back of the scooter and the presence of an adult in front should be sufficient to prevent any possible forward movement. In addition, toddlers feel comfortable and secure when they sit directly behind mom or dad.
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The child’s ability to drive depends on his height and how strong he is to hold himself properly. Legislation suggests a child seat for children under seven years. Also, the rear wheel of the scooter should be fixed so that the child’s foot does not get caught in the spokes. If the child is already securely seated on the motorcycle, he or she can be taken along.
The safety of the child should always come first, so there are high-quality seats. A child seat for the motorcycle provides stability and protection for children, so riders only need to keep an eye on the road.
In Germany, only models for the back seat are approved
Children are only allowed to sit behind the driver on the motorcycle. For responsible parents, the key question is: Can and do I want to accept a significantly increased risk of motorcycle accidents?
Legislation has allowed children to ride on motorcycles indiscriminately. In the absence of a seat, children under the age of 7 can only be transported if a special seat is available and a chassis or similar is used to ensure that the child’s feet do not get caught in the spokes.
Nothing goes without the child’s express will and consent – and not without a special introduction to motorcycling. Little riders need to know exactly what’s going on in sharp turns and how to behave.
The following models meet the safety requirements
For children from about 3 to 8 years. Its special features that convince are:
- TÜV tested
- Registration free
- Safe and comfortable
- Easy and fast assembly
- Theft-proof due to seat locking system
- Made in Germany
Mountable on the most popular scooter models.
The GIVI child seat S650 is the result of a targeted research to guarantee new solutions for the safety of children on board.
The child seat S650 secures children between 5 and 8 years exactly on the bench: it prevents the child from slipping sideways and is equipped with 2 adjustable foot ratchets. For safety reasons, no belt is provided for the child seat. To avoid possible movements forward, the presence of an adult on the front bench seat is sufficient.
With the utmost comfort, performance and reliability offered by dedicated child seats, children can be taken along without drivers having to worry. Each child seat is equipped with a carrying strap, so it can be easily and securely attached to the seat. The seat will not be loose and the child will feel as comfortable as if they were sitting in the chair. The child seat can be attached without having to remove it every time.
What else should parents look for when choosing a child seat
- high quality material
- age recommendation
- maximum weight that can be carried
- Weight of the child seat
Conclusion: In principle, a special child seat for scooters of any kind is definitely a necessity. According to this, children under the age of seven must have a special seat to ensure that their feet do not get caught in the wheel and that the child’s feet are secure. There must also be a place to hold on to. From the age of 7, the usual passenger equipment, such as footrests and grab handles, is sufficient.