He is exactly right in his opinion concerning the huge 4-wheeler problem in the county.
These people ranging in age from as young as 7 years old to in their 60s constantly cause a menace and aggravation on many roads.
I regularly see people on 4-wheelers driving with reckless abandon on even major roads like Ohio 104 and Ohio 348, to name two, pulling wheelies and doing fish tails on the road in traffic. Just the other day, one rode a wheelie down Second Street by the college, and I almost hit them.
Most of the people riding these 4-wheelers act as though they are in the right, and are extremely rude and arrogant in their actions.
I've seen 4-wheelers with as many as four people riding on one or with coolers full of beer strapped to them as they fly along our roads with no worries in drunken bliss. Heck, it's not uncommon to see packs of these things hogging the entire road. Also, it's common to see them running at night with no lights.
This is illegal, as they are off-road vehicles with no registration, tags or insurance.
They are a danger and menace to others and others' property, as well as a danger to themselves.
Why does the law enforcement do nothing? What would the police, sheriff and highway patrol do if all people with street legal vehicles stopped buying tags and insurance? Would they let that ride also like they do with 4-wheelers? And what happens when a non- insured, non-tagged 4-wheeler causes an accident or maybe a death to citizens legally driving on our roads?
I wonder how bad it has to get before our “public servants” known as law enforcement officers decide to do the right thing and put a stop to this menace on our roads? The law ignores you if this is reported and treats it like it's not a concern. How many more have to be hurt or killed on a 4-wheeler before it's taken seriously and something is done?
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy riding 4-wheelers myself. But, I use common sense and obey the laws. I also ride motorcycles, and have to buy tags and insurance to operate them on our roads. My children are not allowed to operate any motor vehicle on the road illegally. It's something called being a “responsible citizen.”
So how about it, law enforcement - Why not do your job and enforce our laws on no tags, no insurance, no registration, DUI and other laws, and get these 4-wheelers off our roads and property.
After all, it is against the law, right?