Rule 6.3.4 Head Protection

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Drivers MUST wear an approved hard shell helmet whenever they are driving a buggy. Any helmet which carries the ANSI Z90.4 rating, the SNELL bicycle helmet rating, or any CSA hockey helmet rating (such as CAN3-Z262.2-M78, or Z262.1) is considered to be an approved helmet. The helmet must not restrict the movement of the driver or the driver’s head while the buggy is being driven.

Helmets MUST be secured (using duct tape or other means) so that they will not obstruct the driver’s vision while the buggy is in motion. The method of securing the driver’s helmet must be demonstrated during the safety inspection of the buggy.

Modifications

Helmets may not be modified by cutting, removing or altering the lining, padding, shell, or chin strap in any way except as follows: The shell, lining, and padding of the helmet may be trimmed away in the upper front area of the helmet (above where the driver’s forehead would be) in order to provide adequate vision for the driver. The section trimmed away shall be in the shape of a smooth arc no more than 1.5 inches high (at its greatest height) by 5.0 inches wide (at its widest point.) The edges of the trimmed away section of the helmet shall be smoothed, beveled, and/or padded in order to reduce the possibility of injury to the driver while the helmet is being worn. In no case may any stiffening ribs or supporting members of the helmet shell be removed or altered in any way. Any modifications made to a helmet must be approved by the Safety Chairman before the modified helmet can be used by a buggy driver.

A helmet may also be modified, as described above, in the lower rear area (where the back of the driver’s neck would be) in order to provide adequate head tilt for the driver. The requirements are the same as described above except that the maximum dimensions of the cut away area shall be 2.0 inches high by 5.0 inches wide.