Would a stupid hiker law stand up in an Arizona court?

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 5.21.09 AMBy Bob McClay | KTAR

Related: Go ahead, kill yourself (but don’t take Fido with you)/Rose Law Group Reporter

Arizona already has a stupid motorist law. It requires some drivers who endanger themselves by making a poor decision — think driving into a flooded wash — to foot the bill for their rescue.

There’s been discussion of creating a similar law for hikers. Basically, those who get stuck on a trail may have made a potentially fatal — not just expensive — error.

KTAR legal analyst Monica Lindstrom said she thinks a stupid hiker law would stand up in an Arizona courtroom.


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