Traffic will disrupt trail

It is absolutely insane to consider officially permitting motorized vehicles on the KVR Trail

Re: Petition to open the KVR Trail to motorized traffic. It is absolutely insane to consider officially permitting motorized vehicles on the KVR.  The reason is simple: Litigation.

As soon as the societies, corporations (or even individuals) that (who) are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the KVR agree to allowing motorized vehicles on this trail they will be open to being sued.  The family of the young man who lost his life in July 2011, when his pickup went over the edge, would have been able to blame the caretakers for insufficient safety signage and barriers.  The KVR is a one-way dirt track with steep embankments on both sides in several locations.  It is very dangerous to drive on — particularly at night when this young man lost his life.

I implore the people who are responsible for the KVR to ignore any petition to open up the KVR to motorized traffic.  It will ruin it for everyone when someone goes over an embankment after approval for this foolishness.  The result will be the closure of the KVR for all.

Dave Johnson

 

Penticton