Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Chris90210, Nov 6, 2007.
On noes, a petition!
its our own fault though. too many fucking idiots who don't keep the trails clean.
part of why I wheel is I like going to natural places. i'd like them to still be pretty to look at if i ever go back.
Funny how "I like to joyride through the woods in my Jeep" and "I always try to protect the environment" are two personality characteristics very rarely found in the same person, isn't it?
Seriously though, the petition is for the government to establish a set of rules regarding ORV use; the Green Party propaganda that follows is just a list of suggestions in case the government can't come up with any rules on its own. And while I think the idea that anyone who offroads through the middle of a national park can also be careful about not fucking the place up is a load of hooey, it does also seem pretty ridiculous to restrict ORVs to "roads and trails designated for ORV use". It does kinda defeat the point.
I like how it's the big bad ORV... "ORV's sometimes strike animals"
Like my Jeep is gonna fire up in the middle of the night and run over a Deer by itself.
Without a driver, the ORV will not do anything. The problem is not the wheels on the ground, but rather the guy behind the wheel.
Banning ORV's is like banning kitchen knives because somebody got stabbed last week.
Boston tried to ban knives longer than three inches a few years ago. The kitchen knife problem showed up pretty quick.
It's a small step from "no ORVs except on fire roads" to "no ORVs in the woods at all, even if there's a fire, because you might run over Bambi while trying to get to the fireline".
Pick up your beer cans and don't run over trees or start fires.
If only everyone followed suit.