FIA announces measures to improve safety in rallying

The FIA has announced its conclusions following the urgent meeting called by president Jean Todt to review safety in rallying.

Todt called for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss safety following the recent tragedies in the sport, including the latest accident in Spain, where seven people were killed and several others were injured.

As part of the meeting, the FIA assessed new measures that could "support and strengthen the efforts of organizers regarding the safety of spectators, drivers and officials".

The ruling body said it will now develop an action plan that will incorporate the following:

1. Reinforcement to all authorities responsible for the organization of rallies of the heightened danger in running rallies outside of the basic framework of the FIA guidelines for spectator and vehicle safety.

2. In conjunction with National Sport Authorities (ASNs) and rally organizers, introduce measures seeking to increase the reach and impact of educational programs for spectator safety.

3. The creation of a dedicated task force of FIA experts, which will be available to support ASNs and rally organizers and assist them in the implementation of the preferred Safety guidelines.

"The aim of the action plan is to have a positive influence in rally safety around the world, from local grass roots events through to the pinnacle of the sport at World Rally Championship level," said the FIA.

 

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