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Posted: 06/28/2010 10:12 AM
While I am on my soap box bitching, here is another item ROT needs to address. We watched a golf cart with a big man on back jump up and when he came down the driver floored the accelerator causing the golf cart to do a wheelie they were all drunk and ended up having people dive for cover while the golf cart of drunks slammed into the rear right side of a new 30' Raptor travel trailer tearing the hell out of it!!!!!!I am all for having fun, but at what cost to other peoples private property? We watched a old 2 cyl golf cart with sparks flying out from under it loaded down with 7-8 20-21 yr old guys wearing cowboy hats, boots and shorts doing 15-20 mph slam into a golf cart in front of them. The two girls on the back bailed out just in time. The guys all laughed, piled back on, backed up and went around and left while the others regrouped and looked at the damage to the rear of there cart. My golf cart got rammed the first night tearing a shackel up which was custom made causing me to park my cart the 1st night. When do these people need to be removed from the parade route before someone gets seriouly injured? This is a big reason you bring in a private security company to handle security at the rot. Charge $10 more for a pass if that is what it takes, at $10 x 60,000 passes = $600,000 for a security force to control the situation. At $5 x 60,000 people thats $300,000.00 . This is definetly a cost that can be passed along to the purchase price of a ROT pass. Like I said in my burnout thread, when that guy in the street rod did that burn out in that parade, just like he had been doing for the last 3 previous years the town had to accept some of the finantual responsability because they had allowed him in previous yrs to do it. Maybe Rot can take a huge law suit, maybe it would fold the rally? But I would gladly pay $5 more for a security force to get the wild drunks on the bikes and in the golf carts under control and we can enjoy many more ROT's!!!!!
Posted: 06/28/2010 01:02 PM
With some of the things I saw and what others are saying, there needs to be more security. I'm somewhat afraid of where ROT maybe headed. I would gladly pay more to insure safety and this was the first year in eleven that I hadn't felt as safe as in past years. Also wouldn't mind seeing the age limit changed to 21. Just my two cents worth. BTW Liferider, sent you a PM.
Posted: 06/28/2010 02:45 PM
bbird76020 said: Also wouldn't mind seeing the age limit changed to 21.
Also wouldn't mind seeing the age limit changed to 21.
Hear Hear, couldn't agree more, as for security, I don't leave home without it.
Posted: 06/28/2010 07:06 PM
We mainly use our cart to get from our camp to a spot on the parade route and maybe take cruise before it gets too wild. Then we wait for it to slow down a liitle before heading back. Doing this for the last ten years we manage to get by and clear a lot of the crazies. I do think security was a liitle more laxed(if that's a word) than before. We saw them give people a harder time that were trying to go around baracades than stuff going on the road.
Posted: 07/07/2010 12:49 PM
Laxed is a word and it did describe security!!!!
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