|[AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)|
collinsradio at comcast.net
Sat Oct 20 06:51:05 EDT 2007
If you have ever been to WalMart, you will see lots of folks on motorized
"golf carts." Any problem with that? I just stay out of their way!
Some of these folks that you refer to are obese with attendent mobility
Why can't we show a little tolerance regardless of the other guy's attitude
Perhaps, someday, some of us will be in the same situation and have to
resort to such conveyances whether at a hamfest or WalMart.
Have a great weekend and let's get on the air.
Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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From: <W4AWM at aol.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)
> Hi Mark,
> The folks I am talking about banning from hamfest use of scooters are
> dealers and a few others that we all know around here. They are
> zipping around the fests with sometimes little regard for the safety of
> I have been around long enough to be able to tell when someone really
> needs a
> scooter, and by the way, these folks that need them are either on a 3
> or in a motorized wheel chair. Of one of those folks gets out of a chair
> off a 3 wheeler and walks around, I have no problem at all with that. I
> talking about the 2 wheel scooters and motor powered bicycles that few in
> folks would ever be able to ride, and even if they could, they would not
> riding them in the manner described above.
> I am afraid that one day, someone is going to get hurt by one of these
> folks and a lawsuit will ensue. That would be the end of hamfests around
> or at least wind up with the knee jerk reaction of banning ALL wheeled
> vehicles regardless of the health condition of the user.
> Another thing is that most hamfests allow the free movement of cars and
> trucks during the hamfest. If you have ever been to Dayton, you know that
> on the
> days that the grounds are open to hamfest goers, movement of 99% of all
> is totally banned during hamfest hours. If you have a flea market spot,
> had better be in your spot by the given time and be prepeared to stay
> until the gates close. Emergencies are handled on a case by case basis,
> but if
> the same person states that he or she has an emergency too often, they are
> to get kicked out or refused permission to move at the least. Scooters and
> such are banned except for actual medical need during show hours and as
> far as I
> am concerned, should be banned at all times.
> John, W4AWM
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