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 Post subject: RECOMMENDED VEHICLE SAFETY GUIDELINES for Lost Jeeps So-Cal
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:57 pm 
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As a Four Wheeler, you are especially dependent upon the performance and equipment of your vehicle. These guidelines are aimed toward your having a safe vehicle. ALL VEHICLES DRIVEN ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND ROADS SHOULD MEET THE CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE REQUIREMENTS.

ROLL BARS – ROLL CAGE
Should be a commercially manufactured roll bar or the equivalent; bolted vertically and horizontally as applicable; .085 minimum wall thickness, steel tubing 1 ½” outside diameter. Should have a 3” head clearance. Padding recommended. Full cage also recommended. No soft top vehicle should be excluded from Roll Bar requirements.

SEAT BELTS
Seat belts must be provided for all occupants of the vehicle and should be in use at all times. Belts should be secured by bolting to body or frame.

FIRST AID KIT
A fully equipped First Aid Kit is a must. Check CA4WDC information for items making up kit. It is also recommended that as many club members as possible have First Aid Training.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A 2 ½ lb. dry chemical extinguisher with operative pressure gauge should be carried in each vehicle.

SAFETY FLAG
A safety flag at least 12ft. From the ground atop a pole or a whip antenna is recommended, especially when the terrain is of a hill and gully nature. Flags are especially recommended for and dune 4 wheeling. Lights may be added for night travel, but care should be taken not to damage your CB antenna.

AXE – SHOVEL - BUCKET
These are particularly recommended as part of your equipment while traveling in forest or brush areas.

TOW ROPES - WINCHES
All vehicles should have some means of being helped or helping others out of tight situations. Extreme care and caution should be enforced when any towing, winching or rescue work is being done. By-standers stay clear.

EMERGENCY BRAKE
All vehicles should be equipped with an operating mechanical emergency brake.


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