2018 Summer Fest & Field Day Vehicle Inspection List

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2018 Summer Fest & Field Day Vehicle Inspection List


Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:32 pm

As noted in the Fest Event Rules posted in this forum, we have implemented a basic vehicle inspection for our Fest events for those who will be going on any OAUSA trail run. The goal is not to get carried away, but just to run through a simple checklist to ensure vehicles meet basic safety requirements, that recovery equipment is carried, that the driver is properly licensed, and the vehicle registration and insurance are current. The checklist items are listed below.

We want everyone to take this seriously and recognize that this process will help ensure their own safety as well as the safety of others at the event.

The items that we believe are critical are as follows. You will need to show us a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. We will also be looking carefully at those inspection items that are important to ensure your vehicle is basically safe, such as good tires, seat belts, proper exhaust, properly installed batteries, and so forth. Finally, we'll be looking for good spare tires, tools to change tires, and vehicle recovery points. We want to make sure you can make it through the run, and if there is a need, we can get your vehicle unstuck. If you don't have a fire extinguisher, a recovery strap or a first aid kit, we highly recommend you get them.

As always, neither alcohol nor drugs will be allowed on these runs. No one will be allowed to operate any motor vehicle who is under the influence of any drug or alcohol. If you are taking any prescribed medication which affects your ability to safely drive a vehicle off-road, we insist that you refrain from joining the run.

We plan to perform inspections before your run is commenced.

NOTE: Your vehicle must be completely street legal.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Vehicle Inspection Items
1. Roll cage or full cage or factory installed hard top
2. Functional parking brake: Brake must hold vehicle at stop while in gear with engine running
3. Battery properly mounted within vehicle
4. All tires including spare must have adequate tread remaining
5. Adequate recovery attachment points front and rear, i.e. receiver, tow hooks, etc.
6. Spare tire: Properly inflated and within 3” of diameter of tires on vehicle; no temporary spares
7. Jack capable of lifting vehicle & tools to remove lug nuts
8. Recovery Strap
9. First Aid Kit
10. Properly mounted fire extinguisher with gauge showing good
11. Antennas must not exceed 4’ 6”
12. Seat belts for all passengers to be worn by all passengers at all times, on or off road.
13. Approved exhaust system, no open headers
14. Functioning lights: headlights, brake, turn signals, tail lights

Driver Requirements
1. Current drivers license
2. Proof of current Insurance
3. Current vehicle registration
4. Adventure Pass (where required)

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