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Mike
     You might consider changing rule 4.4, driver's helmet must be below a straight  line drawn from the top of the roll bar to the top of a front tire in the next rule change session.  Should a car roll over and the front wheel is  collapsed the driver's head is compromised.  The line is changed from the top of the roll bar to the height of the body, thus reducing the safety zone for the helmet.
     After talking with the operations manager at Lime Rock Park, it was suggested that the rule should be similar to that of race vehicles.  For safety reasons, the driver's helmet must be below a straight line from the top of the roll bar to highest structural member on the front of the car.  Thus insuring positive protection in a rollover.
       We are cinsidering implementing this rule for the Spring of 2015.  Safety is our priority.
       Your thoughts are appreciated.
                Mike Grella

 



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We will need to start to consider another update to the handbook this spring so that we can vote on them this spring/early summer and get the new book put together this summer so it is ready for schools by the end of August.

PLEASE GIVE ANY INPUT OR IDEAS THAT YOU THINK WOULD IMPROVE SAFETY, IMPROVE THE SPORT, IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE. THESE STILL NEED TO STAY WITHIN THE SPIRIT OF ELECTRATHON AMERICA. These idea can be discussed and voted on buy the board on safety issues and the members in general on other issues.

Thanks,
Mike Hodgert President of EA

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