New law requiring helmets in california

Discussion in 'Fight For Your Rights' started by Familyman, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. RuggedRadios

    RuggedRadios Official UTVUnderground Communications Sponsor

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    It's really quite sad how they are destroying the family aspect of the sport. I think in reality we could all handle wearing helmets if we truly had to, but restrict the kids and family members from participating and you have yourself a problem. It continues to happen, (first the lead law) now this.
     
  2. RuggedRadios

    RuggedRadios Official UTVUnderground Communications Sponsor

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    Would have to agree with you there Papa bear. Personally I wear a helmet, but that's just me being anal and used to it from riding Moto for so long. They have no right to force anyone into wearing a helmet on a utv. A motorcycle, yes, utv, NO.
     
  3. drew schultz 320

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    Just a side note I live in Flagstaff AZ on 5 Acres with access to the National Forest trails and the cinders and here you can ride your UTV Naked if you want with a hand gun strapped to your side... All are welcome
     
  4. 66cummins

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    Everyone is throwing kawasaki under the bus when most of the manufacturers belong to rohva.....Oh yes! EVEN POLARIS!

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  5. RuggedRadios

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  6. 450grl

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    ^^^ROFL^^^
     
  7. Rusty5150

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    If I can still ride a 3wheeler in the desert you bet your ass I am still driving my very safe 4 seat Rhino. I guess the only time my Rhino will spend in CA deserts is on trailer on my way out of this shit state to ride. I will be riding in AZ where logic prevails over legislature.

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  8. Jeff Knoll

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    Rusty, Change the registration to home built, and drop the manufacture, you'll be fine. Think Home Built Rock Crawler. ;)
     
  9. Rusty5150

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    I am printing the paperwork now! CA once was the Golden State. Now it's "Going down the tubes" State
     
  10. EFAJEEP

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    450Grl your opinion is what it is and thank God you live somewhere you can express it right? But heres the thing. You did not fight for these issues to be passed. They were passed on your behalf while you were home sleeping because someone thinks you are to stupid to raise your kids.

    Your OK with the law because YOUR kids wear helmet, YOUR kids can reach the floor and YOU dont like kids driving recklessly through camp and pitts. Fact is all these thing suit you and someone with the same one sided thought process as you thought it should be law without letting us make our own decision.

    MY kids do not drive the Teryx, to bad for the people that spent $1000's on 170 RZR , might as well turn that to a riding mower. There is not a helmet to fit MY youngest. Matter of fact without going into details MY youngest has a condition that will NEVER allow here feet to reach the floorboard on any vehicle. Does that mean she should be banned from the desert her whole life? Maybe I should talk to the ADA. I dont want MY oldest in a helmet that will not allow her head to be in a full upright position or if she falls alseep in the back of the car and whip her neck around with the added weight.

    On a final note I would put MY XMF 4seat conversion up against any peice of crap cage that comes stock on these production 4 seaters in a minute. We have all seen stock cage carnage.

    Im not trying to be argumentative but this law has affected a family sport. My kids love going on cruises. My kids have learned to enjoy, preserve and explore nature. We are resposible the way we drive and camp. Some asshole in Sacramento has taken that FREEDOM from YOUR FAMILY AND MINE without our knowledge. Scarey state of affairs.
     
  11. Craig

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    GOD i LOVE Colorado! I ride with my gun on my side. no helmet if i choose to do so, I did just take the seats out of the back of my Rhino, kids are in an RZR 170 now. WE are passing a law right now so that we can ride on all dirt roads even the ones maintaned by the state. I will say Colorado is pretty ATV/UTV friendly. But so was So Cal once.
     
  12. 66cummins

    66cummins moab junkie

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    you need another son? :p
     
  13. Craig

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    Hell ya, could always use anouther beer drinking buddy!
     
  14. Crowdog

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    You can thank frivolous lawsuits and the CPSC for laws like this.
     
  15. az_amsoil

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    LOL!!!!

    Just another reason for me to avoid riding in CA. I think I'll run down to the store in my street legal, 4 seat conversion, Teryx for some beer now. :eek:
     
  16. Beach Leo

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    The Box Keeps on getting Smaller:eek:

    In the Unites Socialists States of America:mad:
     
  17. grumpysrzr4

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    Adopt -a-trail isn't about just picking up papers and cleaning the forest. It's the forestry's way of listening to various groups their suggestions and what type of vehicals they drive also what types of laws that are in legislation and what forestry service plans to do. I said earlier about possible bans on UTV's in SB mountians . the ranger said " if we can't ticket it we ban it". Silverwood/ Miller Canyon staging area, as of right now, is up for renovation or closure . They're asking various Jeep club /AMA assoc for there suggestions. They would ask the utv groups but there is none. there is AAT MEETING AUGUST 15th sizzler in corona. off the 15 fwy. 1461 rimpau ave corona, ca. 6pm
     
  18. Crowdog

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  19. ROTAX

    ROTAX CannedHam - La Familia

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    Great article Jon.


     
  20. Jeepinbeav

    Jeepinbeav Leave It To Beaver - UTVUnderground Approved

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    so being street legal you dont need a helmet? i am legal in AZ does and have a mc plate so i am fine cuz i hate helmets
     

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