Snowmobile safety

Snowmobile safety

There are 6 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Snowmobile safety. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Mandatory safety training in Massachusetts would not have saved the life of the Connecticut woman killed while snowmobiling on Mount Greylock Saturday, but maybe it will save another life or lives someday.

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Prove me wrong

Albany, NY

#1 Feb 3, 2009
No mention or apology from the Eagle about how badly they botched this story. Typical.

Greenfield, MA

#2 Feb 3, 2009
I would like to know "WHY" it took 2 hrs for emergency personel to reach this poor woman!

There should be equipped shelters boardering all sides of that Mountain to make rescues FASTER !!!
Prove me wrong

Albany, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2009
Well, you would know if the Eagle had done its job.

Berne, NY

#4 Feb 4, 2009
Way to go Smitty, jump on the band wagon after a woman dies. Maybe if you had a back bone this would have been reintroduced a long time ago. A good politician is not a reactionary one - you flunked Smitty....
Morlocks Rule

Ludlow, MA

#5 Feb 6, 2009
jacki wrote:
I would like to know "WHY" it took 2 hrs for emergency personel to reach this poor woman!
There should be equipped shelters boardering all sides of that Mountain to make rescues FASTER !!!

It is foolish to think that money should be wasted on rescue equipment,shelters,people ect because of one accident that was more than likely caused by excess speed.
It is even more foolish for the government to pass even more laws because of any accident.Most accidents are not accidents.They are the end result of not useing your head. The only law we need and it would cover any and all future accidents of any type is people who do stupid things should be allowed to die.Get the government out of you life and cut your taxes in half.
From the Center

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2009
I agree with Morlocks' final sentance...but we would need a huge rise in personal responsibility foor that to be successful.

The government should exist to protect its people and stimulate economic activity. All valid government function stems from those two. Even education, as it would support a sound economy.

If we weren't busy giving handouts, there may be enough money left to protect those people recreating in our forests.

However, a more important point needs to be made: we should not allow snowmobiles into our forests! It is the most intrusive way to get into the forests and see the scenary and wildlife. As with smoking, why should I suffer the noise of these obnoxious machines in my forest?

We all pay for the conservation and upkeep of state land. Why do we allow the enjoyment of it to be ruined by lazy people that won't hike, ski or snowshoe?

I've never understood why we allow snowmobiles to destroy the serenity of the winter woods. Ban them on all public lands, and then maybe we could afford to rescue the people that truly respect our forests.

What do you think the noise and pollution do for the wildlife anyway? It is disgusting we allow this.

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