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Marshal Apparel

Are there color restrictions for safety marshal apparel? If so, what are the allowed colors marshals can wear during racing events?

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The traditional color for marshals in the US has been white. Obviously from watching F-1, the European marshals seem to favor orange. The colors that mirror fthe major flag colors (yellow, red, green) are considered undesirable. A quick search of the FIA regulations does not show any color requirements. Because I'm an American traditionalist, I'm all for white.

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Thank you very much!

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January 26, 2016

I must say though that I have personally seen marshalls in white overalls as a driver and confused them with a white flag implying "slow moving vehicle".  I personally would prefer a bright orange which is obviously not related to any flags and it is an international color for safety personnel.  Thoughts?

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What are the needed specs for Marshal overalls?  Would it have to be single layer Nomex?  2? 3?  SFI approved or FIA?  I would like to design a Marshal specific overall with MOMO.  What are the needed pockets, belt loops for radios, zippers, features and MAX price.

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I would think that single layer Nomex would be sufficient, SFI approved. As for pockets, a zippered breast pocket front and rear pants-type pockets, and possibly a utility pocket in one thigh area would be sufficient. I don't think belt loops would be necessary, most belts worn (for radios, etc.) don't require loops. As for max price, I would open it up for suggestions, but based on what I was seeing online for non-Nomex overalls, I would think something in the $90 range would be a good price if you could get it.  

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