Tread lightly is a concept used by 4 wheel drive clubs around the world. Is a motto for getting out in nature and leaving it better than when you got there. Some will plant trees, Some do a clean up at the end of the season but everyone works together to keep the trail in great condition. It’s a way to keep it nice for years to come.
I say this cause even the newest wheeler coming up for the first time learns tread lightly. Because if someone sees you toss something out of your jeep, you can be sure you will get only one warning. There will be 500+++ people in the Rubicon on a weekend. It becomes its own town for the weekend.
I compare this to traffic exchanges and it works.
Cause like rock Crawlers, traffic exchanges have a lot of the same problems and the same successes.
There will be spats between 2 clubs from time to time.
People that have been in the business or on the trail, for a few years want to see it grow and thrive.
No two are the same – the driver sometimes is the only difference.
The people that work the hardest and spend money often make it through the trail the easiest.
The people govern what happens for the most part.
People doing harm often are pushed out.
If something breaks – there is people that do and can help.
There is a bunch of clubs people with a common way of doing things.
There is most likely a thousand other comparisons that I can make. My point is our business is not unlike everything else. There are some basic guidelines. ( an unwritten code of conduct) if you have ever thought of becoming a traffic exchange owner. Tread lightly but show off have some fun.
Show people traffic exchanges. Show people it’s a good place to learn and grow. If someone is doing something wrong harming the business tell them. It doesn’t matter if you a bone stock jeep or a fully modified Rock crawler this is your trail keep it clean for others to enjoy.
And that’s my traffic exchange 2 cents,