RCP PD 249.3 Clarify Double Jeopardy 17-013

This Proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Pleasure Driving Committee.

RC#: 17-013
Rule/Article: PD 249.3 Clarify Double Jeopardy
Proponent: ADS Pleasure Driving Committee
Date: posted 31May2016

Current Wording: b. After passing through the Start markers, the first driver shall proceed through each obstacle and through the designated Finish markers for the first course and come to a halt. The time is stopped until the second driver takes the reins and whip. Only after there is complete control of the reins and whip may the second driver proceed. Beginning with the designated Start markers, the time is continued for the reverse course, continuing through the obstacles in reverse order and in the reverse direction and through the designated Finish markers for the reverse course. It is recommended that a different colored set of numbers be placed to indicate the required “reverse” course.

New Wording: b. After passing through the Start markers, the first driver shall proceed through each obstacle and through the designated Finish markers, where time is stopped. After coming to a halt, the reins and whip are transferred to the second driver. Only after there is complete control of the reins and whip may the second driver proceed as follows: Beginning with the designated Start markers, the time is continued for the reverse course, continuing through the obstacles in reverse order and in the reverse direction and through the designated Finish markers for the reverse course. It is recommended that a different colored set of numbers be placed to indicate the required “reverse” course.

Reason for Change: Clarification of procedure