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Kids Safety Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by schlepprock250, May 28, 2019.

  1. Mudder

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    Tragic, when it’s your time.
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    Probably wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t have that carbon fiber helmet on!
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    That was a dumb decision on the adults part to give two small children a SxS

    The 11yo now going to have to live with the mistake she was allowed make caused by a poor decision by adults.
     
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    I wear a helmet when I'm sitting on the dang couch!

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    I don't wear a helmet when riding in the sxs. But I understand the choice of some to wear one due to the danger of hitting your head on the ROPS. When I rode motorcycles, I always wore a helmet. When my kids rode dirt bikes, they wore helmets.

    When I rode ATVs, I never wore a helmet.

    A good friend of the family was riding an ATV with his 3yr old granddaughter when they were going over a kelly hump and it flipped backwards and landed on the little girl, killing her instantly due to massive internal injuries. The family was devastated. That same man died last year when the ATV he was riding while logging flipped over on him and pinned him, killing him slowly by asphyxiation.

    Big reason why I bought the Pioneer. Much, much safer than ATVs.

    And this was a car accident I got into back in 2006.

    Semi pulled out in front of me while I was doing 60mph on a hwy in Iowa. I saw it and ducked just in time. Still lost my left elbow and was knocked out for a few minutes...

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    What does losing you elbow look like?
     
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    Looks almost normal now. Rebuilt with titanium. Some scarring and I can't straighten my left arm. Ruined a career in law enforcement.
     
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    That’s sad, saddest part is it was totally preventable. When will people learn that SxS’s aren’t toys for kids? :(
     
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    Sometimes a tragic story can be used to help show others what can happen. I even have the habit of wearing a seat belt on my tractor with a ROPS. Lessons learned after years as a medic.
     
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    I know a lot of our kids have grown up around tools/guns/powersports and are a lot more familiar with all of the above as well as had safety beat into their heads. BUT don't know an 11yo I would trust with the machine that is listed in the article. It's too much for their decision making capabilities. Hell its too much for a lot of adults and thats an serious statement not me giving you any crap this go round.

    The adults in this story made a list of mistakes but letting an 11yo drive it was the big one.
     
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    i dont don my kids in a helmet. hell most the time i dont even buckle myself up. but its really determined by your riding. and the terrain. 700 isnt exactly a rock bouncer. all kids wear the seatbelt and the netting goes down on mine. 5 yrs and never been on its side let alone rolled. most my riding is done at <12 mph sometimes on trails which are basically roads where i ride peaking speed at 45 but i i put it my seat belt on after 20 on a road. all in all its just common sense. and your riding style and terrain. my daughter is more likely going to get a head injury falling down a set of steps than in my sxs.
     
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    On accident I found a near perfect booster that works with my retractable harnesses
     
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