Letter: Respect for others lacking among all-terrain drivers

I just had an encounter with the new neighbor next door, not a pleasant thing to have. I have lived in my current home for three years. Over the past year this neighborhood has built up unbelievably with homes. The lot to the east is vacant and there’s a new home to the east of it.

Over the past two months people have been in the neighborhood riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes and getting their thrill on toys by revving them up and flying up the drop off onto flat land that is private property and for sale by owner. The owner could put no trespassing signs up, but that excludes potential buyers interested in purchasing from viewing the lot and walking it. The owner is in catch-22 position and carries the liability if one of riders is hurt on his property.

I called KPD to no avail and city councilman Larry Carver to no avail, and the owner of the lot. The fact that the younger generation has absolutely no respect or use of common sense is appalling! The noise, dirt and erosion of another person’s property is damning. This is an issue that needs to be addressed by KPD and City Council.

It is not a fine line or dependent on whether or not these toys are street licensed. It is a criminal act for anyone to destroy property belonging to someone else and it is disturbing the peace of others living next to said property. No wonder with attitudes such as these adults and encouraging their even younger generation to act with a lack of regard and respect for other’s property and peace.

Amaryllis Smith

Kingman