I own a couple of Polaris RZR's and feel the restrictions of bureaucracy. But I also see the abuses of a few fellow ATV users.
This issue must
have BOTH sides come together in order for this to " heal ". I think Action14 says this perfectly, we all have seen illegal off roading at one time or another, but what have we done to prevent it from happening again ??? There is a " good old boys " system that seems to prevail and that has to be dealt with. There are MANY off roaders that feel it is their " right " to go anywhere regardless of the rules. I personally feel that this was caused by the overzealous grabbing of land by the environmentalists. But unfortunately it is up to the off roading community to clean their own house, regardless of why it was started. They MUST take the high road and show the environmentalists that they will not allow their own to be destructive. Then and only then, will the environmentalists HAVE to give off roaders some leeway, and the courts will favor this action and the tide will turn. It will not happen overnight and the treehuggers will be waiting for someone to make a mistake. But just stay on track and sooner or later they will have no choice but to compromise.
While this is going on, the environmentalists would be smart to back this action. After all this is just the thing they consistently complain about. For them to sit idly by and not offer any support or help, would show the rest of the population what they are truly made of..... And would make them look extremely bad, which is truly bad PR..... The lobbyist would be working overtime. LOL!!!!!!
It " may " or may not work, but one thing is for sure, the current course is not working as well..... This is just one mans opinion....