CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ALL MEMBERS
Members should be aware of the Aims and Objectives of West Coast Mini Truckers.
1. To encourage people to learn to enjoy all kinds of hobbies related to radio control and model building;
2. To provide instruction in building and operating r/c replicas and to instill in members the proper care of their equipment; and
3. To promote the highest ideals of fellowship, citizenship, and loyalty, and to cultivate strength of character and self-discipline.
Members should also be aware that:
1. West Coast Mini Truckers is a recreational movement and has always maintained a high standard of behavior and presentation;
2. When representing West Coast Mini Truckers in any shape or form, their behavior must never compromise, bring into disrepute, or embarrass the other members of the West Coast Mini Truckers;
3. They are ambassadors of the WCMT and their actions will reflect upon everyone, including members or sponsors representing the WCMT in future events; and
4. They should be proud of their involvement in the West Coast Mini Truckers.
West Coast Mini Truckers Model Vehicle Safety Code
Effective January 1, 2014
A. GENERAL: A replica motor vehicle is any model built for on-the-road use. It may not exceed limitations of this code and is intended exclusively for sport, recreation, education and/or competition. All model driving must be conducted in accordance with this safety code and any additional rules specific to the event site.
1. Model vehicles will not be driven:
(a) In a careless or reckless manner.
(b) At a location where model vehicle activities are prohibited.
2. Model truck drivers will:
(a) Yield the right of way to all pedestrian traffic.
(b) See and avoid all human-carrying vehicles and a spotter must be used when appropriate.
(c) Not interfere with operations and traffic patterns at any intersections, road or parking lot.
(d) Ensure the vehicle is identified with the name and state DL/ID number of the owner on the inside or affixed to the outside of the replica vehicle.
(e) Not operate model vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or while using any drug that could adversely affect the driver’s ability to safely control the model.
(f) Not operate model vehicle carrying pyrotechnic devices that explode or burn, or any device which propels a projectile or drops any object that creates a hazard to persons or property.
Devices that have a controlled burn utilized for smoke as exhaust.
3. Model vehicles will not be driven in WCMT sanctioned events, truck/toy shows or demonstrations unless:
(a) The driver has successfully demonstrated skills for all of the maneuvers intended or anticipated for the vehicle and control system used prior to the specific event.
(b) An inexperienced driver is assisted by an experienced driver.
B. RADIO CONTROL (RC)
1. All drivers shall avoid driving directly toward unprotected people, vessels, vehicles or structures and shall avoid endangerment of life and property of others.
2. A successful radio equipment ground-range check in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations will be completed before the first drive of a new or repaired model vehicle.
3. At all event sites a safety perimeter(s) must be established around which all driving takes place.
(a) Only personnel associated with driving the model vehicles are allowed within safety perimeter.
(b) Intentional driving beyond the safety perimeter is prohibited.
4. RC model vehicle must use the radio-control frequencies currently allowed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Only individuals properly licensed by the FCC are authorized to operate equipment on Amateur Band frequencies.
5. RC night driving requires a lighting system providing the driver with a clear view of the model’s location and position at all times. Hand-held illumination systems (flashlights) are inadequate for night driving operations.
6. The driver of an RC model vehicle shall maintain control during the entire drive, maintaining visual contact without enhancement other than by corrective lenses prescribed for the driver.