The FIA recently released a safety video encouraging all rally spectators to be aware of their role in safely attending events:
Attention should also be addressed where spectators place themselves in harms way at any or all natural terrain tracks, i.e. Nurgburging, where a car can lose control cresting a hill, or enter a negative cambered corner, as well.
No spectators, anymore, should be allowed in an area of immediate trajectory of a car that leaves the course.
Cars are becoming lighter, in order to gain speed, perhaps too light.
There have been so many terrible accidents lately. It will take a lot more than these videos to change. Many times the spectators are not necessarily full time fans so sometimes they are very uninformed. Local authorities and newspapers and media need to take the message to the masses before every event to help lay down the best practices of being a rally spectator.
The moment I hear "Stay in the designated spectator areas, where you will be safe" I want to cringe. Even if you do that, it doesn't guarantee anything.
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