- Sep 4, 2015
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“never” is the second largest word in the dictionary...right behind “forever”...
Im not an off-roader. But do like the idea of getting a 2 seater soon.
But as much as I disagree and argue with Taboma on occasion, I can tell you from my experiences watching regulations be put in place concerning recreational vehicles and boats, you’d do well to listen to him on this.
He has dealt with this guy it sounds like.
Frankly as hard as it may be to hear, nothing in this proposal sounds unreasonable to the people that decide laws.
It sounds horrible to us, of course, but not to people who think safety is necessarily regulated.
It’s real easy to say “kids get killed driving off road vehicles” and there’s not a lot that can be said to counter a statement like that.
If I were as big a part of this crowd as most of you, I’d be forming a cohesive point by point rebuttal to each bullet point and taking all the inside advice I could get.
Standing up there and calling this guy an idiot is not going to cut it...and you all know how much I enjoy doing that!
I’m not arguing with his shortsighted doomsday outlook on outdoor recreation, I’m arguing that there are things that can be done to slow it down. Flooding a county supervisor with calls and emails works. It was done a few years ago with the gorge.
At the end of the day, they don’t have the manpower to asses prudent speeds of SXS for the entire desert. Just like the roadways, most people go whatever speeds they want and pay the fine on a ticket now and then.
In AZ these types of regulations will cost more money than they ever hope to generate. Tourism is a major source of revenue for the county. Tying UTV regulation to decreased tourism is the key.
I can tell you the “study” they referenced is already baseless as it stated that most UTV accidents happen in July.. almost no one is even on a UTV in the desert in Mohave County in July.
The fact that the manufacturers recommend helmets is meaningless in AZ. They already have helmet laws on the books. That is like saying Coors says “drink responsibly” so by extension we should outlaw people being drunk. If we turned UTV manufacturers CYA recommendations into law, no kid under 16 would operate anything off-road in Mohave County...
Nope that won’t affect tourism at all if I can’t take my family out in the desert with our toys without being cited.
All that said, I would be for imposing speed limits off road within 100 yards of houses, which is probably the impetus for this whole shit show.