Children killed in a car/atv accident

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  1. Steve Ridges

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,97943,00.html

    While this is a sad story and all, the first question that came to my mind is how in the world do you get 6 kids on an ATV??

    I've had a couple of Polaris Sportsman 500 ATVs(one of the biggest) and I can't imagine getting more than 3 people on at the most.

    I hope people don't start trying to ban ATV again because of this. This is a case of existing laws/rules not being followed...not a need for new legislation.
     
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    Why are you being so harsh on them? They were kids. They were doing what kids do. I know I rode my dirtbike on roads for short distances when I was younger and I wouldn't label myself as stupid. Who knows how busy this road is, it says it was a rural road, (gravel/paved?), maybe cars are hardly ever seen on this road. Plus it clearly stated that the driver of the car crossed over the center line and hit them. Granted it might not of been the smartest thing for them to due, but i dont we should jump so quickly to judge them as stupid.
     
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    Thats not the point, even it there was only 1 kid on the ATV and he got killed, I would still see this at an unintelligent decision on the part of the kid, but very sad none the less. All im saying is that it calling them stupid and saying this is not a tragedy seems a little too harsh in my book.
     
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    And where were the parents of these little children while they ran wild, illegally joyriding around the back roads without a license to operate such a vehicle?

    They are the ones that should be facing charges, not the driver of the car.
     
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    "The accident occurred on a road which separates Coffee and Irwin counties, about 10 miles northwest of Douglas, officials said. The collision happened on a bend of a rural two-lane road bordered on one side by forest and the other by pasture."
     
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    Does it matter how populated (or rural) a road is when you're doing something as stupid as riding 6 teens on an ATV?

    To clarify, I am not arguing because of HOW they died, I'm arguing because of what they were DOING when they died.
     
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    From the news copy:

     

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