There are many parents who decide to go out to play sports every day and do not want to leave their children at home, or do not have another means of transport to take them to school, for example. So, for your safety and that of all, it is very important to know the rules that govern this activity. Especially since cyclists are very vulnerable, they they are the body when there is a blow.
And the Civil Guard gives us the answer: «If you want to take your child on the bike with you, you should know that they must be less than 7 years old and they must be in an additional approved seat installed on their bicycle. You must also wear an approved helmet (mandatory for children under 16 years) ».
If you want to take the little one on the bike with you, you should know that they must be <7 years old and must be in an approved additional seat installed on their bike 🚲.
You must also wear an approved helmet (mandatory for <16 years).
– Civil Guard 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) January 30, 2021
Likewise, from the General Directorate of Traffic ( DGT), they remind us that before riding a bicycle we must check the brakes, the inflation of the wheels, check that we are wearing an approved helmet, mandatory for use by children under 16 years of age, as well as a reflective vest, mandatory on interurban roads whenever mandatory use of lights: the use of knee and elbow pads as well as other safety devices, is not mandatory but highly recommended, and also check the lights.
Similarly, it is important to know and follow the rules. It is forbidden to use headphones and mobile phones, to transport people with the exception of those of legal age who may transport a child under 7 years of age in an approved additional seat installed on their bicycle; and no eses should be made between vehicles and try to use the lane designated for bicycle use.
Remember that in order to drive a bicycle at night, it must have a white light installed at the front and a red light at the rear, as well as a red, non-triangular rear retro-reflector. Optionally, you can have retro-reflectors installed on the pedals (two on each pedal) and on the spokes of the yellow-auto wheels. Bicycles must carry reflective elements that are homologated.