RCP2014#71 – Whip requirements

2014 RCP #
71
Summary
Whip requirements
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Recommended:31July13

Current Wording – Article 72.1 Dress

Gloves and a hat (or protective headgear) are required. Aprons are recommended but optional. A whip must be carried in the hand or on the vehicle at all times while driving.

Suggested Wording – Article 72.1 Dress

Gloves and a hat (or protective headgear) are required. Aprons are recommended but optional. A whip should be carried in the hand or on the vehicle at all times while driving.

Reason for change

PDC Submission.

2 Response(s)

  1. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    As I understand how this change would now work…..a whip would not be required, but is merely a suggestion to have either in hand or on the vehicle. Why the change?? For those that don’t drive with whips? How does this affect classes where an equine is unfamiliar with a whip, but another driver has one…could this become a problem? Or, if a driver gets into a situation where the tactful use of the whip would prevent an accident, but they don’t have one, and the accident occurs, this should make other competitors more comfortable with this? I would prefer clarification before considering this a viable/logical change.

  2. rules says :

    August 30, 2013

    On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:

    Yes (given reason for change not applicable to this rule)

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