Hope that gets someone's attention.
It didn't happen, but it could have.
(Mods: Yeah, yeah... I know. Change the topic if it's too much.)
~6:30PM, Tuesday 04/12/2011
I: Stopped at the stop sign on Hughes. Noticed large dirtbike and two smaller ones on Garmon, approaching their sign.
I: Started pulling away, then quickly had to slam on my brakes, as I realized that the large dirtbike did not intend to stop.
Large dirtbike: The kid looks at me, then continues through the stop without even slowing down.
Smaller dirtbikes: Followed right behind their 'leader,' without even a glance in my direction.
For once, I didn't have my phone or camera handy, and I wasn't going to fumble for either, with them in front of me, since two
of them kept looking back over their shoulder, even though I was staying several car lengths behind. I finally pulled over to
the side of the road when I got to the bridge, since I didn't want them to wreck themselves, looking back at me like that.
If you happen to know, or are responsible for what appeared to be a 12-17 year old on a 125 to 250-sized dirtbike...
with two younger children on 80 to 100-sized dirtbikes following... that may have been traveling up Hughes road...
Toward the power line trails, I am assuming... You may want to educate them as to stop signs, other rules of the road, etc.
Better yet... keep them off the road in the first place. None of these bikes were street legal, and the little ones certainly couldn't have licenses.
Not sure about the older one, but from his actions alone, I'm guessing he's never cracked open a driver's manual.
Please... don't let your sons/grandsons/neighbors' kids/etc become statistics.
Not like that.
They weren't driving very fast or anything, but blowing through a stop sign in front of a moving car was plain stupid.
Heck, if not for that, I wouldn't even post. I would've remembered being a kid with a dirtbike, shook my head, and forgotten about it by now.