Riders need helmets


This is an open letter to the parents of a teenage boy who drives a red 4-wheeler in the Danforth area.

I saw your son driving his four-wheeler in the new Gafner subdivision on Wednesday, June 18. He was safely wearing a helmet. Sadly, the two friends riding on the front and back of the machine were not. I don’t think hanging onto the racks really tight will keep them safe.

I thought you should know this before you end up consoling other parents in the ER or at a funeral home.

If you don’t have a four-wheeler and a teenage son, please pass this message to someone who does.

Summer is great, but let’s make it safe.”

Patricia Rudden