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    Re: [RC] [RC] Very young riders in AERC rides - FASTGraphic

    In a message dated 10/23/2002 7:51:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
    reallykk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
     An organization such as AERC assumes certain responsibilities for the rides
     it sponsors.  Rules are the way that AERC balances the responsibility it
     assumes with the risk involved with taking on such responsibilities. >>
      This is true and works this way - if AERC sets NO age limits, they are not 
    responsible.  As soon as they do - say setting the age at 8, they are 
    implying that it is safe for a person of that age to ride the ride.  When the 
    8 year old is injured, the AERC bears some responsibility because, by setting 
    that age limit, they implied that it was safe for the 8 year old to ride.  
    Rules can be tricky things.  Let's leave well enough alone and leave it up to 
    parents to decide if their children are ready or not.
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