Without a doubt, the area long known as "The Compound" can be a dangerous place when you consider all of the activities that go on out there. Whether it's drifters out there racing their cars, four wheelers and motorcycles bursting across the streets without warning or people finding their own private shooting range, you do need to have some common sense when you're out there and for sure you need to be cautious.
It's where my son learned to drive and I couldn't think of a better place because you literally never know what might be coming at you around each corner and at least in my opinion it taught him to be VERY aware of his surroundings from the very beginning. For example, we were out there one day (I don't believe he even had his permit yet but don't quote me on that!) and we were stopped at a stop sign and when he started to pull out a Palm Bay FD brush truck came racing past without its lights or sirens on. He learned real quick that even when you think it's okay to go, you'd better keep an eye open on your surroundings.
Another time years ago I was out there taking photos of a little local girl who had just started racing motocross and well, there's not many places for people to ride their motorcycles off road in Brevard so it was an obvious choice as to where to go. And Jacqueline Ross is a little older but she's still riding all over North America!
And then much more recently I was out there with a local cosplay celebrity taking a couple of pictures while he was filming and the spot we went to was already occupied by a family that was out having some time on the "range" but when they saw Cecil Garner they stopped and took a few pictures with him.
So, with this unfortunate tragedy you can bet that there will be more of a police presence by the Palm Bay Police and Fire Departments and it's up to everyone that goes out there to be responsible and very careful because no not everyone will be responsible. http://www.floridato...lorida/89590620/