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. . . Rules and Regulations for participation in Bonneville Speed Week are numerous, comprehensive and generally make sense.
All machines participating require to undergo a complete technical inspection to ensure that safety concerns are satisfied and that machines are fit for purpose, that proper protective clothing is worn by participants, that rider/drivers have the ability to control their machines at speed parameters, and that there will be minimal danger to spectators and event volunteers due to participant behaviour.
All new rider/drivers must attend a 'Rookie Orienteering Meeting' prior to a competitive run on the Course. No one may participate in the event without first receiving a 'licence' confirming that Event organisers consider a participant fit and able to take part. Medical Information forms must be completed, and of course a participation fee is paid. There we are, simple !
Interestingly, in the Special Recreation Permit Stipulations, the very FIRST rule is " No person shall discharge firearms, fireworks or other dangerous weapons". This may seem surreal to British people, but to Americans this is normality.
More about the rules later !