For the upcoming 2019 season the use of harnesses will also require the driver AND instructor to be wearing a Hans device.
“A popular modification made to track cars is the addition of a multi-point harness system. Starting January 1, 2019, the DE Minimum Standards will be expanded to state that if a driver uses a harness system, he or she will ALSO be required to utilize a head and neck restraint system, commonly referred to as a HANS device.
A head and neck restraint device is an integral part of the harness system. Because the rule of equal restraint always applies, if a driver uses a harness system there must also be a harness system available and used by the passenger. Thus, both the driver and passenger will be required to use a HANS device.”
If the car is equipped with harnesses the driver will be responsible for supplying and wearing their own personal Hans device.
The track committee will be arranging for instructors with their own Hans devices to be paired with students who have harnesses.
If a student’s car has Factory 3-Point Belts also installed, these can be used instead of the harnesses in situations where a HANS Device is not available for the Driver or the Instructor. Note, both Driver and Instructor must use the same restraint method.
UCR Chief Instructor
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