Rule 9.1.2 Safety

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Safety Lighting

Each buggy shall have an operating light attached to it at a location that is within 12 inches of the highest point of that buggy (usually the pushbar or the top of the buggy shell), whenever that buggy is being used during any type of practice session that takes place at Carnegie Mellon University between sunset and sunrise. This requirement is applicable to push practices, activities before freeroll practices, drop brake tests, braking capability tests, and whenever drivers are being familiarized with their buggies by being pushed around on sidewalks, in parking lots, etc. The light shall be white in color and it shall be aimed approximately parallel to the ground and in the forward direction. The light shall have sufficient brightness such that it is visible from a distance of 550 feet, which is the approximate distance from the finish line to the end of the Hill 4-5 Transition zone.

Each buggy being used between sunset and sunrise shall also have some type of reflective material that is at least four square inches in area attached to the rear of that buggy in order to reflect the headlights of vehicles that approach it from behind. This material may be white, red, orange, or yellow in color and it must be approved by the Safety Chairman.

Each organization is encouraged to provide additional safety lights for each of its buggies, such as red lights aimed toward the rear, flashing red or orange lights anywhere on the buggies, and flashing strobe type lights on the tops of the buggies.


All pushers are encouraged to wear reflective vests or other clothing which has some type of reflective material on it whenever they are participating in a night time push practice, so that they will be more visible to vehicular traffic while they are pushing a buggy.