KNOW HOW TO VENTURE
OUT IN PARKS/COMPETITIONS
Only motorcycle members of RECREATIONAL PARKS/COMPETITIONS can register and pay their access fees to the various closed-circuit sites of the FQMHR network.
By completing your motorcycle membership for RECREATIONAL PARKS/COMPETITIONS, you will have to complete and sign only once in the year the Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Risk Form (18 years and over) or the Parental Consent Form (6 to 17 years) which will be valid for all seasonal activities.
In Quebec, the FQMHR must comply with the obligations set out in the Act respecting Safety in Sports of the Sport and Recreation Directorate of the Department of Education and Higher Learning (Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur [MEES]). These involve the implementation of standards that must be met by affiliated members and users of the network of closed-circuit and competition parks. These safety regulations* are grouped according to the following standards:
- Standards relating to participation in sanctioned activities;
- Standards relating to sites offering practice, coaching and training activities;
- Standards relating to training and responsibilities of stakeholders;
- Standards relating to training and responsibilities of officials;
- Standards relating to the organization and conduct of a competition.
*The full safety regulations are available at the FQMHR.
HOW TO CONDUCT YOURSELF
The FQMHR adheres to the principle of accountability by closed-circuit participants relating to the application and respect of the rules set out in this Code. A participant who does not comply with this code will receive a warning. In the event of a repeat offence, he will be expelled without any refund.
Before the activity:
The participant must possess the necessary dexterity, skills and knowledge necessary to operate his ATV in a safe manner;
The participant is responsible for his own ATV and must ensure that it complies with all regulations in effect;
The participant accepts and understands that the practice of a motorsport is dangerous and carries the risk of serious, even fatal, injuries.
The participant is required to register upon his arrival on the site and must present proof of registration when requested by an official;
The participant under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian upon registration. In addition, the parent/guardian must complete and sign the Parent Consent Form;
The participant under 16 years of age must comply with the age and displacement restriction conditions throughout the activity.
On the site:
The participant should never use his ATV if his abilities are impaired by excessive fatigue, medication, alcohol or drug use;
Every time before using his ATV, the participant must perform a pre-ride inspection of his vehicle according to the recommended verification and maintenance techniques outlined in the owner's manual or the FQMHR inspection list. He must ensure that the fuel valve is in the "OPEN" position before starting the engine;
Le participant accepte de soumettre son VTT à une inspection technique, sur demande et en tout temps, par un responsable désigné à la conformité des VTT;
The participant agrees to submit his ATV to a technical inspection, upon request and at any time, conducted by a designated ATV compliance official;
The participant must maintain his ATV at a reasonable speed or put it in first gear when in a pit stop or pen;
Under no circumstances can a participant lend his ATV to unauthorized individuals who are not registered and/or have not signed the proper Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Risks Form;
The participant must never carry a passenger on his ATV;
The participant must be respectful of the visual and noise control environment on the premises. He must also properly dispose of all rubbish, waste, debris or other objects in order to contribute to the cleanliness of the site;
The participant must keep his pet tied up at all times and always have it on a leash when moving around on the site. Each pet owner is responsible for his/her own animal, including cleaning up properly after the animal;
The participant must report any incident or breach of this Code to the site, training or competition official.
On the track:
The participant must comply with all applicable regulations, on-site signage, and adopt a safe driving behaviour on the track;
The participant must be wearing all prescribed protective equipment at the entrance to the site and at all times during practice on the track;
The participant must respect the entry and exit zones on the track;
The participant must operate and push his ATV on the track only in the direction of traffic and in the designated areas of the circuit;
The participant must always perform at low speed one or more reconnaissance laps around the track to investigate the condition of the track;
The participant must always go around the entire track and never cross it at right angles;
The participant must always maintain control of his ATV in the event that he has to brake or make an emergency turn in order to avoid hitting another participant or an obstacle;
The participant must show respect for other participants on the track at all times.
In the event of mechanical failure, track overrun or accident:
The participant must remove his ATV from the track if he comes to a halt and hinders the passage of the other participants;
If the participant has gone off track, he must ensure that the track is clear before returning to it;
The participant must assist any person in difficulty on the track, and make sure to signal the situation to other participants approaching the site of the accident;
A participant who has been involved in an accident or who witnesses an accident cannot leave the premises without identifying himself to an official.