Girl, 7, Riding on Motorcycle Incites Fierce Debate
It's a photo that has raised a lot of discussion.
A seven-year-old girl in Corpus Christi, Tex., was snapped riding on the back of a motorcycle, wearing a helmet and a backpack. The shot has raised some questions about whether or not it was the proper thing to do.
The girl's mother, Mallory Torres, defended the picture, noting she is riding with Torres' boyfriend, who is a biking veteran with "20+ years of experience":
Torres has gotten a lot of flak for allowing her daughter to ride on the bike, but it's important to note Texas law dictates passengers must be at least five years old and wear a helmet -- two stipulations that were met.
In addition to posting on Facebook about her decision to let her little girl on the bike, Torres -- and her boyfriend -- spoke with a Facebook personality known as Biker Dad to further explain her rationale.