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4-wheeler damage
By Dave Person


November 26, 2007
Monday AM

When I posted my note on 4-wheeler damage, I knew someone like Mr. Westergard would mention the "it takes a village to raise a child" business. If you feel that strongly about it, get started doing something. Find a piece of land that is far enough away from homes so that residents aren't irritated by the constant whining of 4-wheeler and dirt bike engines or the inevitable mud bog eyesore the riding park will become. Then figure out how much it would cost to build the trails and purchase insurance in case of accidents. Then bring your proposal to the borough, council or some granting agencies and see if anybody else likes your idea.

Stop whining and get moving, or are you really wanting someone else to do this for you? As for the "kids will be kids" nonsense, in military terms, 4-wheelers are force multipliers. A kid being a kid with a football or baseball might do one kid worth of damage. A kid being a kid on a 4-wheeler can easily do 10 kids worth of damage.

Hopefully, I really don't have to say this to you but it is NOT OK for kids to be kids using 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, cars, motor boats, or firearms.

Dave Person
Ketchikan, AK

Received November 21, 2007 - Published November 26, 2007


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