Rule 8.1.3 Signal Flaggers

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Each organization participating in freeroll events must provide a signal flagger for each of its buggy drivers. These required signal flaggers shall be known as chute flaggers. Chute flaggers should provide a signal to the buggy drivers so that the drivers know when to start the right hand turn from Schenley Drive onto Frew Street. Chute flaggers should usually be positioned on the southern curb of Schenley Drive, just east of the intersection of Frew Street. Chute flaggers are not permitted to be on the street portion of Schenley Drive while any buggy is freerolling in that area unless they receive specific approval from the Safety Chairman. In general, if these flaggers need to position their flags more than an arms length away from the curb, their signal flags should be attached to extension poles so that they may hold these flags out over the street while still standing on the curb.

Each organization's chute flagger must have a YELLOW stop flag with a large, black X across the entirety of its face so they may signal to their buggy drivers that there is a hazard ahead. This will be accomplished by waving the YELLOW flag so that the buggy driver can see it. Upon seeing this signal the driver must begin slowing down and come to a stop in a controlled manner. NO organization may use a yellow colored flag for any purpose other than to indicate a problem ahead.

People providing course communications (usually the Carnegie Mellon University Radio Club) may also signal buggy drivers that there is a problem farther ahead. This will be accomplished by using a YELLOW flag in the same manner explained above.

Each organization's chute flagger must have adequate experience relative to chute flagging. Each chute flagger should talk to the drivers that he or she will be flagging for, in order to determine where those drivers would like the flag to be placed. If possible each chute flagger should walk the buggy course with those drivers before the freeroll event starts each day they will be flagging. If a chute flagger is considered to be acting in an unsafe or inexperienced manner, the Safety Chairman, or anyone designated by that Chairman, may require that flagger to be replaced with another more experienced flagger.

If an organization fails to provide a chute flagger for any of its buggy drivers, that organization shall be fined the amount of $10.00 for practices and $25.00 on raceday each time one of its buggies attempts to make the turn from Schenley Drive onto Frew Street without a chute flagger.

Each organization participating in freeroll events may also provide additional signal flaggers for its drivers, in order to provide them with additional information about the buggy course or about the race that they are competing in, such as where the other buggies in that heat are at that time. These flaggers may be located anywhere around the buggy course, such as just after Hill 2 or near the entrance to Phipps Conservatory. These flaggers are not permitted to stand anywhere on the course whenever any buggy is freerolling, unless they receive specific approval from the Safety Chairman.