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Re: ORV Accidents

Postby MojaveMike » Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 am

cactuspete: Don't know who is calling the shots, whether it's a local person or someone higher up the chain, but negligence and derelection of duty do seem to apply here. Most judges would not put up with such blatant stupidity and although judges tend to be protective of law enforcement this is one of those cases where the decision is so irresponsible and obviously bad that there is no defense!
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Re: ORV Accidents

Postby pdm » Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 pm

ATV CRASH COMPILATION 2017
Hopefully no one got hurt! :laugh:
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Re: ORV Accidents

Postby twister » Thu May 30, 2019 7:51 am

It's a lot of fun until someone gets hurt. Like wildrose said in the USA 3,232 children have been killed while riding ATVs since 1982. That sends a pretty clear message as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: ORV Accidents

Postby KissMyTail » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:52 am

So, I've heard a rumor about an ORV accident out at Great Falls last weekend. The story is that a boy was life-flighted out to Loma Linda. I saw nothing about this in any online newspaper. Are these accidents so commonplace that newspapers don't even bother writing about them. If that's the case then why the hell are children allowed to ride ORVs? We obsess over safety regarding unlikely events and we turn a blind eye to highly probable problems? Are people that stupid?
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Re: ORV Accidents

Postby pdm » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:27 am

KissMyTail: It's all about money. Companies that sell motorcycles and quads and all the associated gear make a ton of money. It's very similar to the way tobacco companies operated back in the day. They squelch bad press as best they can and stupid people do stupid things as has always been the case throughout human history. As they say, money talks and victims of ORV accidents might never again walk.... It's called the off-road industy's business model. Get used to it!
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