The National snowmobile Congress has called for people to adopt a zero tolerance for alcohol while riding. How many of You are swearing to zero tolerance? How many aren't?
Sas, not preachy at all. Real life. I was with a close friend when he got the call that his mother was killed by a drunk driver. Cars, sleds...all the same. I feel the momentum swinging towards 0 tolerance, but each person has to make the decision. Trust me, you don't want to be around when that call comes in and you don't want that call placed to your house...MarcOriginally posted by Sasquatch_77@Dec 6 2002, 10:19 AM
Drinking and driving kills! Lost one friend that way. Thats enough. Save the drinking for when the sled is put away and leave your vehicle alone as well.
I remember the wine skin days quite well, I'm no angel. Looking back on it makes me realize that some of you will not listen to advice of this kind and some of you will be buried by your freinds. I still have tears for my friend thinking of the things we did and will never do again.
Your old enough to decide. But when you do, think of more than yourself and if you can't and still drink a drive, don't take anyone with ya when you go.
Did that sound preachy?
Pretty good response.Originally posted by arcticrider600@Dec 6 2002, 11:35 AM
zero tolerance is ok i guess, but what happens to the people who ride to the bars and then have the 10-15 minute ride home at 11 or 3 o'clock at night, i dont think there gonna be affected, and i also think that some people need to make better choices on whether they can ride. If we stop to eat i know the people i ride ith ahave a beer or somethng alchoholic, it doesn't impair them in anyways therefore they find it ok. Last winter we went to eat at a restaurant in vt and we ended up meeting some people up there and stayed late playing pool and having a good time with many people drinking, the parents decided it was not safe to go on the 15 minute ride home, so we slept over a total strangers house. Tons of people ride after or stop and have a beer while there riding, but some dont drink to get drunk and ride, like i said its what they have for a beverage with their food. Its another thing drinking all night then ridin around like a maniac waitin for an accident.
this is just what i think as a 15 year old...
o yea we losta good friend of ours at the beggining of the winter,he was ridin in vt while we were in nh, i dont know how much of an infuence it had on the drinking...