By Phil McElroy
November 27, 2007
I have read and tried to digest the 4-wheeler complaints posted
on Sitnews. I have a couple of suggestions...
Parents: Please heed and follow
the manufacturers recommendation that no person under the age
of 16 years old should operate a 4-wheeler.
Parents, meaning responsible parents: If you are not going to
be with your child while they are riding, don't let them go alone
and lock the keys up.
4-Wheeler Riders: Start policing yourselves; ride only in designated
areas. Stop complaining that there is nothing to do. If you're
not old enough to buy a truck to transport your 4-wheeler to
a designated riding area, then perhpas you and your parents made
a bad decision about purchasing the 4-wheeler in the first place.
I personally know a young man that is very irresponsible when
it comes to riding a 4-wheeler...and guess what? His parents
are clueless as to this young man's antics.
There are plenty of statistics relating to 4-wheeler fatalities
and injuries along with damage to terrain caused by not being
So, ride legal, ride safe, and gain the respect you think is
owed to you as the rider of and on a ATV 4-wheeler.
About: Harley-Davidson Rider;
Resident of Ketchikan 38 years; Safety Professional...
Received November 26, 2007
- Published November 27, 2007
Injury report shows all-terrain vehicles
not child's play -
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) pose a serious risk of injury and
even death, according to the largest study ever conducted of
ATV injuries in children. The findings were presented Monday
at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
(RSNA). - More...
Tuesday AM - November 27, 2007
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