The following are some general spectator safety advice points issued by the Event Safety Officer to Spectators attending this event.
Watching a live motor sport event is a thrilling experience and one of the best ways for fans to get close to the action, experiencing the sport's sights, sounds and smells first-hand.
The event organisers strive to keep spectators safe but ultimately all spectators are responsible for their own personal safety.
Here are some tips that spectators should remember at live events:
- Always keeping your own safety and that of others in mind
- Park in a safe place
- Follow marshals' instructions - the marshals are there to help you and ensure that the event runs safely – please listen to their instructions and advice
- Observe and obey all event signs
- Stay within the official spectator areas
- Do not enter any prohibited or restricted areas
- Keep off the road - please ensure that you do NOT walk on any special stage – remember that the event is run under the Road Races Act and as such you would be breaking the law in doing so
- Listen to official announcements
- Expect the unexpected
- Listen to what the marshals say - marshals and officials have the right to undertake their duties without being abused or threatened
- Abusive, threatening or violent behaviour towards officials (who are all volunteers) will not be tolerated and spectators will be evicted from the event
- Children and infants should ALWAYS be accompanied by an adequate amount of adults who remain responsible for their behaviour
- Please be aware that the weather at the time of the event can be wet and extremely cold especially for the early morning and late afternoon/evening stages. Please make sure that you dress accordingly
- Take all litter home with you
- Please do not bring alcohol
On rallies in particular, remember:
- Cars may run wide on corners
- Cars may cut corners
- Cars may throw up stones
- Cars may overshoot junctions
- Cars may leave the road.
So, have fun but keep safe!
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions unavoidable accidents can happen in respect to these you are present at your own risk