Originally Posted by krzywhtboi82
Guess you don't get out much then. I know a lot of people in diff states who off road, from Nevada to Washington to a place near me(cars can't go), that isn't sanctioned and isn't full of red necks and I've never seen nor heard of people getting hurt. Maybe its just that I hang around a more intelligent group of people. Just because its sanctioned doesn't mean its safer. I've seen a Crap ton of stories and photos of spectators getting takin out at wrc events.
Same here. I've been offroading for a large majority of my life. I've only been to one organized event, and there were far more drunk idiots there than when a few buddies and I go out (there aren't any when we go out). At that one organized event I went to, there were 5 people that had to go to the hospital. Two of them by helicopter. About a dozen trucks were totaled. The cops were called several times because people were cranking up their straight piped v8s at all hours of the night in our camp grounds. Two people got DUIs because they stayed up all night drinking and tried to hit the trails with their groups the second day of the event. It was chaos. The only injuries we've ever had were to our vehicles, and even that has been pretty minor stuff.