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Concerned Parent

New Roads, LA

#21 Aug 11, 2012
wondering wrote:
I've seen children as young as 5 years old on 4 wheelers in my neighborhood going way to fast and no parents in sight.They are driving 4 whellers,golf carts and go carts like they are adults and the cars pull over to let them pass as we are afraid that they may inadvertently swerve in front of a car.Their is a sign telling cars to slow down,put up by concerned parents,but no parents watching these kids.It a tragedy waiting to happen and we also have some law enforcement living in our neighborhood who don't ever do anything.Scary,real scary.
You must live in my neighborhood. Kids all day long up and down the street on ATV's and golf carts. And don't get in their way! Where are the parents that had to have these new signs posted to watch their children!!! Shouldn't they be watching them!!!!
Nosey

Jarreau, LA

#22 Aug 12, 2012
Cajunbella wrote:
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The personal problem is immature teenagers that think that they know it all and are invincible, but when they/ you get hurt will be looking for the ones who are concerned about them/ you! Take it from a parent that has seen it, I had it happen to a niece and nephew. Safety is a huge concern when lives are at stake. Neither of the children thought that they would or could get hurt, but neither did they driver of the truck think that two kids on a four wheeler were going to come flying into the road!! It was too late to stop two children/ teens were seriously hurt!! The knew how to drive an atv and " knew " what they were doing!! Atv's are for the woods or fields not streets!!! When you grow up, you might understand one day.
Yes I do understand what your saying. One of my friends almost lost his arm. Like I said we are careful how we do it. Idk if there's other kids in the neighborhood who do it or not! But we do understand the consequences of not being responsible on a fourwheeler.
Nosey

Jarreau, LA

#23 Aug 12, 2012
Hmmmmm wrote:
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You are right, Nosey! I agree with you! It does sound like that poster has a "personal problem". It's just the "personal problem" isn't quite what you think it is. I'm sure his/her "personal problem" is trying to imagine you and your riders surviving a collision. And IF there are survivors, will you and/or your passengers be confined to wheel chairs for the rest of your lives, providing there is no permanent brain damage which makes sitting in a wheelchair an impossible task? The problem probably is compounded when he/she is thinking of what words of comfort that can be said to your family members including parents, siblings and friends when a needless tragedy occurs in your neighborhood.
I bet the poster also has a problem thinking how your life will be turned upside down if you are driving several small children who all die in a crash and you survive.
Have you ever driven up on an accident with both legs of the driver amputated during a motorcycle crash. I have and believe me, it's a heart wrenching sight!
A "teenager" can mean anyone from age 13 to. 19. I would hope and pray that you are under 16 and have just never stopped to think about what chances you are taking with not only your life but other young children as well. If you are 16 or over, you need a swift kick as you should have been exposed to the negative outcomes of this type of riding through driver's ed., etc.. plus the fact that you will probably be exposed to the penal system for negligent injury or negligent homicide if your riders are injured or die.
If you are under 16, keep in mind that drivers backing out of their driveways aren't usually on the lookout for 4 wheelers zooming past the back of their vehicles and could end your life as well as others plus face serious consequences.
For the parents of some of these kids. Have you ever made the remark to a concerned patent who approached you about your child's behavior on one of these 4 wheelers and replied to the concerned parent..."well, you just can't worry about every single thing your child does. They have to have some fun."
I don't live in your neighborhood but I was the concerned parent that approached one of my neighbors years ago when I witnessed her son driving a go cart on a highway so carelessly I didn't know how that kid made it home that day! I received the response above that day from that parent.
Two weeks later, the young kid was almost decapitated as he ran his go cart under a car he was following.
I'm not by any means telling you to never ride a go cart or a four wheeler! There are safe off road places to ride both and safety equipment that is essential for a safe ride. Stop and think before you hurt yourself or anyone else in the process. The laws were created not to give you or others a hard time....they were created to help keep you safe so you can become adults. It's best to follow those laws as you are way too young to end up dead or paralyzed.
I don't drive little kids around. The problem I have is y'all as adults have to come on here and talk about Kids! All the ppl that are concerned an see it again just ask us nicely to please slow down and be careful. Like they say if you want respect you give respect. Thats all they have to do. They don't have to come on here and talk about us! An yes I fully understand what your saying. Nut this is my opinion.
Nosey

Jarreau, LA

#24 Aug 12, 2012
Hmmmmm wrote:
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You are right, Nosey! I agree with you! It does sound like that poster has a "personal problem". It's just the "personal problem" isn't quite what you think it is. I'm sure his/her "personal problem" is trying to imagine you and your riders surviving a collision. And IF there are survivors, will you and/or your passengers be confined to wheel chairs for the rest of your lives, providing there is no permanent brain damage which makes sitting in a wheelchair an impossible task? The problem probably is compounded when he/she is thinking of what words of comfort that can be said to your family members including parents, siblings and friends when a needless tragedy occurs in your neighborhood.
I bet the poster also has a problem thinking how your life will be turned upside down if you are driving several small children who all die in a crash and you survive.
Have you ever driven up on an accident with both legs of the driver amputated during a motorcycle crash. I have and believe me, it's a heart wrenching sight!
A "teenager" can mean anyone from age 13 to. 19. I would hope and pray that you are under 16 and have just never stopped to think about what chances you are taking with not only your life but other young children as well. If you are 16 or over, you need a swift kick as you should have been exposed to the negative outcomes of this type of riding through driver's ed., etc.. plus the fact that you will probably be exposed to the penal system for negligent injury or negligent homicide if your riders are injured or die.
If you are under 16, keep in mind that drivers backing out of their driveways aren't usually on the lookout for 4 wheelers zooming past the back of their vehicles and could end your life as well as others plus face serious consequences.
For the parents of some of these kids. Have you ever made the remark to a concerned patent who approached you about your child's behavior on one of these 4 wheelers and replied to the concerned parent..."well, you just can't worry about every single thing your child does. They have to have some fun."
I don't live in your neighborhood but I was the concerned parent that approached one of my neighbors years ago when I witnessed her son driving a go cart on a highway so carelessly I didn't know how that kid made it home that day! I received the response above that day from that parent.
Two weeks later, the young kid was almost decapitated as he ran his go cart under a car he was following.
I'm not by any means telling you to never ride a go cart or a four wheeler! There are safe off road places to ride both and safety equipment that is essential for a safe ride. Stop and think before you hurt yourself or anyone else in the process. The laws were created not to give you or others a hard time....they were created to help keep you safe so you can become adults. It's best to follow those laws as you are way too young to end up dead or paralyzed.
^^^*but
New Roads Native

Lakeland, FL

#25 Aug 13, 2012
The problem is that riding these things on the street is against the law! Period!! Laws are created for a reason! Is it going to take the death of a kid for someone to have the nuts to stand up and do the right thing? Take the necessary measures and demand that this practice be discontinued regardless of the measure!!
FOFF

New Roads, LA

#26 Aug 13, 2012
leave the kids alone and get a life who cares if the kids are one 4 wheelers how is that hurting you at least they are riding 4 wheelers and not out getting into trouble i grew up riding them in fairfield and water loo those were the best times of my life and you are about to take that away from these kids that's why the kids do the crazy things you hear about every day because people who have nothing better to do but complain about dumb shit take all the fun away from everyting they are kids now they will have their 4 wheelers taken away and the cops will call their parents and a cop will have to stop what he is doing to deal with that BS when he could be out arresting real crooks not kids whoever started this thread should be ashamed of their self and should think about jumping off that new bridge they just built lol
Nosey

Denham Springs, LA

#27 Aug 13, 2012
FOFF wrote:
leave the kids alone and get a life who cares if the kids are one 4 wheelers how is that hurting you at least they are riding 4 wheelers and not out getting into trouble i grew up riding them in fairfield and water loo those were the best times of my life and you are about to take that away from these kids that's why the kids do the crazy things you hear about every day because people who have nothing better to do but complain about dumb shit take all the fun away from everyting they are kids now they will have their 4 wheelers taken away and the cops will call their parents and a cop will have to stop what he is doing to deal with that BS when he could be out arresting real crooks not kids whoever started this thread should be ashamed of their self and should think about jumping off that new bridge they just built lol
Exactly my point!
Terrell

Haslet, TX

#28 Aug 18, 2012
I like to ride my 4 wheeler and go fast in the road because there is no fences, dust and ditches so we can go fast. The cars see us and respect our descision to ride on the road and slow down because they be thinking we might turn in front of them.
Phever

United States

#29 Aug 21, 2012
The police were sure putting some of the 4 wheelers they caught on the road in Chenal on tow trucks about a year ago.
Hmmmm

New Roads, LA

#30 Aug 21, 2012
Phever wrote:
The police were sure putting some of the 4 wheelers they caught on the road in Chenal on tow trucks about a year ago.
That's true. It's too bad the deputies stopped doing that....maybe the teenager (the most reckless of them all) wouldn't have recently spent the night in a ditch hurt very badly with his 4 wheeler on top of him.
Hmmmm

New Roads, LA

#31 Aug 25, 2012
Nosey wrote:
<quoted text> I don't drive little kids around. The problem I have is y'all as adults have to come on here and talk about Kids! All the ppl that are concerned an see it again just ask us nicely to please slow down and be careful. Like they say if you want respect you give respect. Thats all they have to do. They don't have to come on here and talk about us! An yes I fully understand what your saying. Nut this is my opinion.
"Like they say if you want respect you give respect."

I believe you have that wrong. If you want respect, you have to earn it. And certainly scolding adults on this forum for being concerned about minors riding OFF ROAD VEHICLES on the road where they live is not the way to earn someone's respect. Go back and read these posts again. With the exception of one adult who evidently has no children of his own is truly concerned about one of you being severely
injured, or worse yet, killed. Years from now when you have your own children, you are going to want to raise your children in a neighborhood where your neighbors care about your children and don't want to see something horrible happening to them. If you think otherwise, I have a bridge I can sell you really cheap! Take care in the interim and please be careful!

Since: Feb 12

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#32 Aug 26, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>"Like they say if you want respect you give respect."

I believe you have that wrong. If you want respect, you have to earn it. And certainly scolding adults on this forum for being concerned about minors riding OFF ROAD VEHICLES on the road where they live is not the way to earn someone's respect. Go back and read these posts again. With the exception of one adult who evidently has no children of his own is truly concerned about one of you being severely
injured, or worse yet, killed. Years from now when you have your own children, you are going to want to raise your children in a neighborhood where your neighbors care about your children and don't want to see something horrible happening to them. If you think otherwise, I have a bridge I can sell you really cheap! Take care in the interim and please be careful!
well said!
Sad

Jarreau, LA

#33 Aug 27, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
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That's true. It's too bad the deputies stopped doing that....maybe the teenager (the most reckless of them all) wouldn't have recently spent the night in a ditch hurt very badly with his 4 wheeler on top of him.
They were messing with the wrong people thats why they stop.
Ammon

Baton Rouge, LA

#34 Sep 10, 2012
It wasn't that long ago that a bad crash happend near Valverda with a 4 wheeler getting run over by a pick-up truk coming down the road.

When and where are these 4-wheelers running in New Roads? Anybody who is looking to collect some money could ride down that street and purposely run over those fools and then turn around and sue them, because the police HAVE to put the 4-wheeler at fault in the wreck because they can't be on the road to begin with.

Heck if I get short of money, I might go ride down there. I sure hope those parents who are allowing this foolishness have a lot of insurance.

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