Speed Control Zone and Penalties

In the zones defined as Speed Control Zones, the speed of the riders, in the Road Sections as well as in the Selective Sections, will be limited to 30, 40, 50, 70or 90 km/h. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the rider to adapt his speed to the local population and the traffic.
 
TOP_Roadbook_exampleThese zones will be marked on the road book by a box marked “DZ” (start of the zone), a FZ box (end of the zone) and the maximum speed allowed. The absence of indicating signs for speed cannot give cause for protest.
 
Overtaking is authorized, on condition that the maximum speed authorised in the zone is not exceeded.

Speed controls will be done by means of the GPS Tracking.
 
In a Speed Control Zone, if the speed limit is exceeded, a signal can appear on the GPS tracking screen to indicate excess speed with a recording of this.
A deceleration area of 90 meters around the start of the zone as well as an acceleration area of 90 meters around the end of the zone will be allowed.
 
A Speed Infringement (SI) is made when the maximum speed is exceeded once or several times in the same Speed Control Zone
 
When speeding, a pulse signal is recorded in the GPS every 150 m and the speed is shown on the speed page “SPD” on the GPS. Each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised as follows:
 
– up to 20 km/h: IMP X 1’
– between 21 and 40 km/h: IMP X 2’
– more than 40 km/h: IMP X 6’
 
Example: Zone limited to 50 km/h. A rider passes the first two pulse signals at 100 km/h then the 3rd at 80 km/h, the 4th at 52 km/h; the other ones are below the limit.

Calculation: 2 x 6’ + 1 x 2’ + 1 x 1’ Total of the penalties: 15 minutes.

The second Speed Infringement will be when speeding once or several times in another Speed Control Zone. The Number of Speed Infringements (NSI) will be added during the event. From the second offence and for all the following, each pulse signal (IMP) will be penalised as follows:
 
– up to 20 km/h: IMP X 1’ X NSI
– between 21 et 40 km/h: IMP X 2’ X NSI
– more than 40 km/h: IMP X 6’ X NSI
 
Example: in the second Speed Control Zone of the rally, limited to 50 km/h, the same rider passes the first pulse signal at 72 km/h, the 2nd at 63 km/h, the 3rd at 51 km/h; the other ones are below the limit.
 
Calculation: 1 x 2’ + 2 x 1’ Penalties: 4 minutes x 2 which makes a total of 8 minutes of penalties, as it is the 2nd Speed Infringement (NSI =2), then x three for the third Speed Infringement (NSI = 3), x fourth for the fourth Speed Infringement (NSI = 4) etc.
Speed Control Zone and Penalties
Speed Control Zone and Penalties
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