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Unread 08-23-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Location: Canada - National Capital Region, Quebec
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Identifying Guest Speakers For Your Off-Road Club Event

An idea came to mind this morning about, "Scheduling Guest Speakers for a large multi-club or individual club event."

Over the years I've observed that one of the most contentious subjects (where individual perceptions, knowledge and experience vary) is legality and law enforcement issues relating to off-road accessories / equipment / vehicle-builds vis-à-vis public roadway use.

Provincial and municipal law enforcement agencies are often willing to present information at public speaking events hosted by groups. The best part can be the the interactive Q&A sessions. Someone else's question can spark one of your own---and everyone benefits from the learning.

Another classification of guest speaker could be described as trail stakeholders. For example, provincial ministries of natural resources, other recreational trail users' organizations, local residents and or municipal government representatives. There is a tremendous amount of goodwill, mutual understanding, cooperation and tolerance that can derived from this type of interaction. Not to mention---the learning!

Provincial automobile insurance laws and regulation is a subject that interests a number of off-road enthusiasts too. Some posts / e-mail that I've seen locally have been from folks who were advised by an insurance company that if their vehicle is modified and used on public roads, they do not want to insure it. Poses a problem. Can a claim where an accident occurred on a public roadway be declined? An insurance industry representative could speak to these types of questions and concerns.

Any other guest speaker ideas come to mind for you?

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