I have to agree with Sheriff's Boober's comments regarding the new ATV law appearing in today's Dominion Post. He said the lawmakers who drafted the legislation are "out of touch with reality."
ATVs are still allowed on the shoulders of roads with center lines. The irony of the apparently powerful ATV lobby in West Virginia is its goal of keeping ATVs legally on the roads. Aren't ATVs supposed to be off-road vehicles? And why are we not banning passengers when the manufacturers themselves say that carrying passengers is unsafe?
If John Kerry really wants to sew up the West Virginia vote, he'll ride in to Charleston on an ATV during his next trip. It'll be a great photo op because he won't have to wear a helmet, he can ride along major highways for 10 miles at up to 25 mph, and his VP running mate can ride on the back as a passenger. Why not? It's legal?