Re: [RC] Leave Cliffy Alone [oh no, not again!] - Sullivan
Joe Long writes: This is a proper
> matter for the AERC, just as is the helmet rule and the requirement
> that junior riders have adult sponsors (there are no such rules for
> adults). And it is for the same reason, to meet our responsibility of
> not exposing young children to unreasonable risks in our sport.
> As to "such a stir" -- if that's what it takes to get a rule that
> saves even one young child from a serious injury or lifelong health
> problems, it will be very well worth it.
I don't understand why folks get so hot under the collar that the safety of
children is being
discussed. Personally, I am totally willing to accept the findings of
pediatric specialists as
to what is appropriate for very young riders. If they are presented with an
of the sport, the requirements and risks, and find no special concerns or
potential for long-term harm,
based on the mental and physical capabilities of a normal child, then I am
to accept those findings. But I feel it is essential for AERC to at least
investigate this from both
an ethical and legal standpoint.
Apparently, SERA consulted a pediatric surgeon to come up with their minimum
We are only asking that AERC so the same-totally in the interests of what is
best for the child.
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- [RC] Leave Cliffy Alone [oh no, not again!], Tina Rushing
- Re: [RC] Leave Cliffy Alone [oh no, not again!], Joe Long