course worker, who will verify the problem and then proceed at a reduced speed back to the grid for a rerun without penalty.
IX.DRIVER'S EDUCATION EVENT RULES
Driver's Education events are designed to be educational events for improving driving skills. Instructors will be made available to any participant for as long as the participant desires. Participants will be placed into practice groups based on vehicle type and driver experience and may be adjusted as required. Solo, timed runs will be made available in Challenge Series Driver’s Education events for those who would like to gauge their performance and improvement.
Driver’s Education events aim to develop car control skills, and participants are expected to maintain control of their vehicles. If a participant spins the vehicle, drives four wheels off the track, or otherwise experiences a significant loss of control, he or she is expected to discuss the incident with an instructor. The instructor’s goal here is to help the student identify the cause of the loss of control and determine appropriate corrective action in order to permit the student to continue to drive safely in the event. Loss of vehicle control can be caused by mechanical problems, lack of knowledge, improper technique, misguided attitudes, or mental errors.
If a participant experiences a second spin or significant loss of control, he or she must discuss the incident with the Chief Driving Instructor. The goal of this conversation is the same as noted above, to identify the cause of the problem and determine how to prevent its recurrence. However, if after two spins or significant losses of control, the Chief Driving Instructor, the Safety Chairman, and the Event Chairman determine that the problem cannot be corrected, the participant may be asked to retire from the event. This is the “Two-Spin” rule.
The following rules apply to Driver's Education events:
All participants must attend the driver's meeting prior to the start of the event. In addition, a separate meeting may be held specifically for novice drivers. The event Chairperson may require additional meetings if needed.
An approved helmet (as defined in Tech Inspection Chapter) must be worn and be in good condition.
· If a participant chooses to install a 5/6 point driving harness (four point systems are not safe and therefore not allowed) several changes to the vehicle must be made to create a safe occupant restraint system. Harnesses must include an anti-submarine strap and be mounted in an approved manner consistent with the manufacturer’s instructions. Harness webbing must be no older than five years. The harness system must be used in conjunction with a seat which has the supplied routing holes for the shoulder and anti-submarine belts. All pieces of the restraint system must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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