I have been known to take my kids for quick rides on the mowers but never with the blades engaged. As paramedic I have seen the accidents. You just have to be smart about things. My dad use to ride me on his mower as a child, and now that he is gone those are some of my best memories of him.
You are right in most cases, those people don't get the danger thing......
LawnScapers of Dayton
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