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TRAIL SAFETY! *please read*

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Got this off another board. Please PLEASE make safety your main concern when wheelin

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  2. 2Dogs

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    Yuck.

    The driver is responsible for the safety of their passengers. That is f'd up.

    Watching rally racing this weekend - when the shite starts hittin the fan they cross their arms over their chests grabbing the harness.

    Maybe practicing what you do if things start to go bad would point out good and bad moves....?

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  3. MudFrog

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    I can't believe how many people are screaming for pics over there. That is just sick.

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  4. txbartman

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    One other thing I want to add is "NO DRINKING AND WHEELING!" Period.

    Case in point...

    Not too long ago we were out at a "local" pay offroad area. It is common to be overrun with ATVs. Well, a Dad was flying around on his ATV with two kids with him. He was drunk as a skunk. Went flying past all the others and went over a bi drop off. Kids were air lifted to the nearest hospital. I don't know what happened to him, but one of the kids didn't make it.

    Alcohol is fine around the campfire at night, but not while wheeling. Period. No exceptions. We have enough people trying to shut down our sport. We don't need to give them ammunition. And, we need to teach our kids, not kill them.

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  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Instincts sometime get you to do the wrong things.....

    I know in Auto-X racing they always want you to roll up the windows in your car....if your car was to roll, you're first instinct is to put your arm out to "break the fall". That instinctual reaction would likely get your arm pinned under the car when it rolled onto it's side.

    My guess is that girl was just holding on to something that felt 'strong', and didn't have enough experience to know that it was a "bad" choice. I really hate to hear things like this....it's a really horrible way to learn what could have been a "simple lesson" otherwise.


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    I think everyone should go over some type of trail saftey and let riders know some rules of the trail that should be practiced.I hate hearing about people injured on the trail. I live in Missouri and this past Thansgiving weekend my brother and I went on a trail ride at Palmer Lake with a local clubThere was a terrible accident happen that could have been prevented. In one of the areas were there are some hillclimbs and rockcrawling a truck tried climbing section of a hill that was nearly impossible to climb. Well for whatever reason they didnt have seatbelts on or any kind of restraint the truck rolled and the driver came out and was crushed by the truck.sad sad day. I feel for his family and friends but this could have been prevented and he could still be here today.

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  7. 82GMC

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    That is very sad[​IMG]. I hope she's ok. I see one of these safety posts every once in a while, And was just thinking, Steve could make a forum for everyone to post safety tips, And maybe stuff like this, Just so folks can be reminded about this s*it, And be more aware about how to prevent it.

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  8. Confederate9

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    yes safty is key, i was at the uwarrie the other weekend and i was riding behind a j@@p that rolled on its side, no one was hurt, but still kinda scary

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    I don't understand why people don't were there seat belts when they 4 wheel I was a passanger once in my truck before I bought it and everybody in the truck (3 freinds) hit the roof when we hit a BIG bump the drivers head and sholders hit the ceiling

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