CAMS members are reminded that as of 1 January 2020, the mandatory use of Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) will come into effect for Speed events, whereby the vehicle entered is fitted with the necessary requirements to ensure the effective use of a FHR.
In implementing this for Speed events CAMS has applied the mandatory use of FHR to only certain vehicle classifications, those being aligned with the mandatory use across other disciplines of the sport. This will mean that:
Each 1st Category (single seater) vehicle will require the use of FHR except if it is a Superkart or a 5th Category single seater which is exempt from the use of FHR; and
Each vehicle which is the subject of a CAMS Log Book and classified as a Race, Rally/Road or Off Road vehicle will require the use of FHR, the same as if that vehicle was entered into an event for one of those disciplines.
A vehicle which is road registered will not be require the mandatory use of FHR, unless that vehicle is also classified and holds a Log Book as a Race, Rally/Road or Off Road vehicle. This approach is to ensure that those vehicles which compete elsewhere that requires the mandatory use of FHR must now also use FHR in Speed Events.
CAMS encourages all competitors to consider the use of FHR whether it is applied as mandatory to them or not.
The wording for Schedule D for Speed Events for 1st of January 2020 will read as follows:
¹ FHR for SPEED Events
A FHR compliant with Standard A and a Helmet compliant with Standard A must be worn when competing in:
a) Each 1st Category (single seater) automobile, expect for:
1) a Superkart; or
2) a 5th Category automobile which is exempt from the use of a FHR.
b) Each automobile the subject of a CAMS Log Book which applies a RACE, RALLY/ROAD, OFF ROAD or 5th CATEGORY classification that requires the mandatory use of a FHR.
The use of a FHR is not required for a Road Registered automobile for a SPEED Event, except where Article (b) above is applicable.
A full-face helmet is highly recommended for a driver of an open car.