RCP AC.2.14 Para requirements for Motorized Vehicles 19-038

RC#: 19-038
Status: Posted 12 Jun18, Recommended by ESC 19July18

Name: Marcie Quist
ADS #: 7910
Subject: AC Para requirements for Motorized Vehicles
Rule #: AC.2.14
Current Wording: AC.2.14 Motorized Vehicle Notice: At any ADS-recognized event, minors who do not have a valid
driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the jurisdiction in which
they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind (including, but
not limited to: golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles) at the event location.
Minors who have a valid temporary license or learner permit may operate motorized
vehicles only when accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), or
legal guardian(s) of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely
responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations
of this rule will be cause for penalties and/or sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/
or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include
exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) from the event location for the
remainder of the event. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with
disabilities are exempt.Note: This notice must be prominently posted prior to the start of any ADS-recognized event.
New Wording: AC.2.14 Motorized Vehicle Notice: At any ADS-recognized event, minors who do not have a valid
driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the jurisdiction in which
they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind (including, but
not limited to: golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles) at the event location.
Minors who have a valid temporary license or learner permit may operate motorized
vehicles only when accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), or
legal guardian(s) of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely
responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations
of this rule will be cause for penalties and/or sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/
or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include
exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) from the event location for the
remainder of the event. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with
disabilities are exempt.  At ADS-recognized events, Para Athletes will be permitted to drive themselves through the dressage arena (when allowed to all for walking), the Marathon Course, and Cones/Obstacles, at a walking pace in golf carts or similar vehicles.  Para Athletes with disabilities must present their dispensation to the organizer prior to the competition and their vehicles must be clearly identified (Para Athletes see GR-1.8.4).Note: This notice must be prominently posted prior to the start of any ADS-recognized event.
Reason for Change: This is one of the proposed changes for the existing rules to conform with the new proposed PARA rules. See additional submission of the new PARA rules for completeness.
Type of change: Modify

 

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3 Response(s)

  1. Jeff Morse says :

    August 16, 2018

    I would re-write the last paragraph as:

    Para-Athletes will be permitted to drive themselves through the dressage arena, the Marathon Course, and Cones/Obstacles, at a walking pace in golf carts or similar vehicles, when walking is allowed for all competitors. Such vehicles used by para-athletes must be clearly identified (see GR-1.8.xxx). Note: This notice must be prominently posted prior to the start of any ADS-recognized event.

  2. Michael Ridge says :

    August 26, 2018

    The wording of the proposed change is not appropriate for this section of the rules. As stated, the exemption for mobility assistance devices would only apply to competing athletes. The exemption here is intended to apply to competitors, their support team and families, spectators and everyone else at the event.
    The current wording is more correct.

  3. Linda Yutzy says :

    August 31, 2018

    This article provides the wording that must be posted at an event. This is not the place to address a dispensation for use of motorized vehicles

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