A agree with Dave (bncracing)... Widening and lengthing its wheel base does help. It does make the unit "more safer" then its factory design. Just like in <nobr>automobile
</nobr> driving, safety boils down to driver's knowing their own skills limit, machine limits and the bad things that could happen to them around the corner.
Like many, I have to carpool 50 minutes into work every day. For the last 20 years, I've seen "some real winners" behind their steering wheels. Such things as; Loud muffler systems, zig / zagging, chaning lanes without looking behind them, purposely cutting each other off, etc. Our reporters seem to accept this style of driving. When it comes to quads, some folks immediately get emotional when you mention the words "<nobr>mini
</nobr>, quad, youth, racing or rough trail riding" in the same sentance. They get emotional when talking on their cell phone, cleaning their nails and driving their <nobr>car
</nobr> at the same time. Go figure????
I guess it will take a few more years for our society to realize mini-quads driven under control (just like people and their <nobr>cars
</nobr>) are a very safe <nobr>vehicle
</nobr>. To me, they are much safer then motocross and those 120mph snowmobile units. Something to think of....