[rescue] Re: geek vehicles
G W Adkins
rescue at sunhelp.org
Sat Aug 25 19:53:07 CDT 2001
> Three wheeled ATVs are inhently unstable - nearly Felony Unstable.
I disagree with this term, Felony Unstable would be appropriate for
structures falling on and killing unrelated passers-by, not products which
kill/maim those persons who fail to follow instructions.
> activities they're engaged in, stability is a major factor in determining
> rider safety. The result of:
> + vehicle_instability
> + high_speed
> + driver_inexperience
> = horrible_injuries
I think if this were correctly stated, the last line of the sum should be
in which case the answer is perfectly acceptable to me...
Poetic Justice at it's best, Darwin at it's finest.
3 Wheel ATV's were not unacceptably dangerous to people with a little common
sense. At the 12-15 years old range, my friends and I bombed all over
creation on these things, Mostly Honda Big Reds and 185's. there were a
dozen or so of us in the neighborhood (10 sq Miles in Rural Alaska,) and
aside from minor bumps and bruises, none of us were ever seriously hurt. at
this age, we were not the smartest of peope, or the most careful, but we
followed some basic common sense and everything came out just fine.
> Not that it's exactly right, but the US Gov't stepped in at some point and
> told the ATV manufacturers to stop producing these machines. Injuries on
> the trail (and back yard, and field) dropped as people started using the
> much more stable 4-wheeled ATVs.
Sad, very sad. Interfering with nature's natural method of removing the
garbage from the Gene Pool.
If we keep coddling the fatally stupid, soon the whole human race will be a
bunch of drooling idiots!
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