X-RCS GR-5.3 Safety Inspection Required 19-045 WITHDRAWN

RC#: 19-045
Status: Posted 15 Jun18, Withdrawn by PDC 19July18

Name: Jeff Morse for PDC, Boots Wright for ESC
ADS #: 4667
Subject: Safety Inspection Required
Rule #: GR-5.3
Current Wording: 5  Responsibilities of Drivers and Officials

5.3 In the case of an accident, the judge or management may require a safety inspection of the
vehicle and/or harness involved before allowing further use at the event.

New Wording: 5  Responsibilities of Drivers and Officials
5.3 In the case of an accident, a safety inspection by the TD, Judge or event safety inspector, of the vehicle and/or harness and horse(s) involved before allowing further use at the event is required.
Reason for Change: Common sense in the interest of safety.

 

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5 Response(s)

  1. Zantke says :

    June 16, 2018

    I am not in favor. You create possible liability by making this mandatory – without defining what constitutes an accident. The old wording with “may” does not create that liability – so I think is preferred. You can have accidents on a marathon course without anybody other than the competitor even knowing about it – so not within reach of any official to inspect the turnout before continuing.

    1. Jeff Morse says :

      July 19, 2018

      I agree with your comments hardy and withdraw my Suggestion at this time.

      1. Jeff Morse says :

        July 19, 2018

        Further, It might be of use for the Rules Coma dn the Tech committees to review the use of the term”accident” in the many many places it is used in the rulebook, keeping in mind that there currently is no definition of it and there is no designation of who makes the determination that an accident has occurred for the purpose of applying any rule.

    2. DanRosenthal says :

      August 12, 2018

      I agree with Hardy. While meant well the rule change can’t actually be implemented in many cases and leaves open too much that creates liability for officials.

  2. Kmorgan1 says :

    June 17, 2018

    Proposed alternate wording: 5.3 In the case of an accident, a safety inspection by the TD, Judge or event safety inspector, of the vehicle and/or harness and horses(s) involved is required before allowing further use at the event.

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