Small Child in a Sling

Question

Vannah asked: Is it illegal to ride a bike with a infant in a chest carrier on your chest? I was doing this and had at least 8-9 cops, and sheriffs pass me and never stop me and say anything but yesterday one on a motorcycle stopped me and said I couldn’t carry her like that.  The cop never said it was illegal just said “oh you can fall and she can get hurt” well I don’t see how she could get any less hurt strapped in a seat behind me if I fall at least if she’s snug to my chest I can put my hands out to protect her…….

Answer

See the post below, particularly this phrase:

“….an adult rider may carry a child securely attached to his or her person in a backpack or sling.”

http://flbikelaw.org/2012/12/bicycle-equipment-for-children/

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