Driving rules

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Driving rules

1. Vehicle

1.1 General

All vehicles must comply with the requirements:

– Fordonet skall vara i gott skick.
- Motor driven vehicles (ATV 50 - 150cc) for children are allowed. 
- Before driving, register and pay the fee to the board (if not a member).

1.2 Insurance

All körning på VETLANDA ATV OFFROAD’s körområden sker på egen risk och VAO kan inte belastas vid olyckshändelse. Vidare är det medlemmens skyldighet att ta del av VAO’s regler gällande fordon och skyddsutrustning. Minderårig måste ha målsman eller annan vuxens sällskap vid körning på våra områden..

1.3 Registration

- The vehicle does not have to be licensed for use.

1.5 ATV

- ATVs are allowed.
- Drivers and passengers must wear helmets.

1.6 UTV

- UTVs are allowed. 
- Drivers and passengers must wear helmets.

2. Driving

2.1 General

- All driving must be done in a responsible manner.
- Maximum recommended speed is 30 km/h on the whole area.
- All driving is at your own risk.
- Swedish traffic regulation applies throughout the area. 

2.2 Area

- All driving shall take place on the designated area, if driving outside the designated area is permitted, the driver is required to know the area's outer limits. See the VAO map for reference.
- Respect the restricted areas, if in doubt go another way. Winching in utility poles, fences, or other similar objects is prohibited.
- Do not drive in manmade trenches, soft roadsides etc.

-Det är förbjudet att köra på gamla banvallen.

2.3 Environmental

- Driving should be done in such a way that unnecessary ground damage does not occur.
- Check the vehicle while driving, for any oil leaks. Do not create higher emissions than necessary.
- If any leaks of hazardous substances such as oils, diesel and petrol occurs, these must be cleaned up immediately. If the driver does not have the resources to implement this in a satisfactory manner, notify the board.
- Ensure that the vehicle has effective noise reduction and emission according to SRA rules.
- When winching using a tree, use a textile strap, make sure that the tree has a diameter of at least 30 cm.
- Do not knowingly rub against any tree trunks with the vehicle.
- Snow chains is prohibited to use on bare ground.
- Washing the car should be in the designated area, with the possibility to clean the water.
- Any rubbish produced out on the trail must be brought back and disposed at an appropriate place.
- Servicing should only be made at the arranged area.
- Decontamination equipment is available at a designated location in the area.
- Decontamination equipment is available at a designated location in the area.
- Drainage bag must be in all cars.

3.4 Alcohol and drugs

Vetlanda Atv Offroad policy on alcohol and drugs is strictly inforced, and involves following:

- all activities within VAO is completely alcohol and drug free.
- smoking is not allowed in the society premises.
- elling or using any drugs is prohibited by law.
- When parties are organized in the name of VAO, alcohol can only be consumed under arranged circumstances. This is restricted when minors is present.

Out in the trails:

- Drivers must not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs according to Swedish law.
- Co-driver/passengers must not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. This may pose a risk to him/her or other people, for example when winching or helping others around the vehicles.

3. Security

3.1 General

- Beware of any spectators, berry pickers and wildlife.
- When winching use the winch mat and gloves, be sure to keep people out of the danger zone, at least the minimum length of the cable in all directions.
- Try not to stop at any blind stops etc. without leaving plenty of room for others to get around.
- Fire extinguishers and first-aid kit must be carried in all vehicles.
- When towing, use the strap at least 4 feet, make sure there is space around the cars before movement, observe extra caution when connecting and disconnecting.
– Håll avstånd mellan fordon under körning,

3.3 Audience

– Föräldrar ansvarar för sina barn i och utanför samtliga fordon.
- Pets must be leased and under supervision.
- Ensure that the spectators are safe near dangerous passages.
- Make sure that the audience does not get in the way and that they perceive the intended route.
- Help keep away crowds at dangerous spots of the trail/course.
- Inform the public about possible hazards and risks.
- Public Safety is everyone's responsibility.

3.2 Road safety

– Endast sittplatser avsedda för persontransport får användas, passagerare på till exempel lastrack är förbjudet.
- Seatbelt should be used if the vehicle is equipped with this.
- The vehicle must have working brakes.
- Steering and suspension must be whole.
– Öppna fordon ska vara försedda med störtbåge/bur, undantaget fordon i originalutförande.

4. Other

4.1 Race

- Competition form and associated rules for the race are stated in the invitation and in a personal message to each contestant.
- Tarpaulin or similar is added under vehicles when they are installed in the pit or when repairs are performed at another place in the field or out on the race circuits.
- Refueling is only permitted in designated areas in the pits.
- Decontamination bag must be in every race rig.