From Motorcycle Daily:
The Associated Press reported yesterday that an 18 year old central Washington resident would be billed for the costs of fighting an August wildfire which consumed thousands of acres of forest and burned one home. The rider is believed to have started the fire while riding off-road on a bike without a spark arrester.
Many of us have ridden our MX bikes somewhere other than a closed course at least a few times, and so our first reaction might be to sympathize with the rider. However, looking at the fire from the perspective of a Washington state taxpayer, or from that of the family whose home was destroyed, you might not feel so sympathetic.
What do you think? Too harsh?
AP article here