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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 093 : Motor Vehicle Racing

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 4811)
  • § 4811. Safety standards

    Minimum safety standards for the conduct of any race covered by this chapter are established as follows:

    (1) Each race track shall have a substantial fence of steel wire or plank construction or other barrier not less than three feet high between the track and area designated for spectators. A grandstand may be constructed or spectators allowed on a curved side of a track if the barrier requirements for a straightaway, as provided by rule adopted pursuant to section 4809 of this title, are met. For motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile racing, each track shall have a snow fence or other suitable barrier not less than four feet high between the track and the area designated for spectators. The outside portion of all tracks shall be a reasonable distance from the spectators.

    (2) Each racing promoter or permittee shall provide proper police protection, fire protection, and medical aid and enforce sanitary and health measures at all times.

    (3) Any driver shall have a legal operator’s license. Any driver under the age of majority shall have the written consent of a parent or guardian. A person under 10 years of age shall not be allowed in the pit area.

    (4) No operator suspected of being in violation of 23 V.S.A. § 1201 shall be permitted to drive in.

    (5) The enforcement of all track safety standards shall be under the jurisdiction of the Director and the Department of Public Safety and the cost of enforcement shall be paid by the permittee.

    (6) Any rules adopted by the Director or permittee for the protection of life, health, and property shall be posted in a conspicuous place at all times. (Added 2005, No. 27, § 116; amended 2013, No. 138 (Adj. Sess.), § 50a; 2023, No. 69, § 19, eff. June 14, 2023.)