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Belts - Manufactured date

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Belts - Manufactured date

Post by jrdavid68 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:13 pm

During the last Time Trial event, the question came up regarding the current manufactured date requirement for belts. The debate was whether the current rule was five years or seven years. I believe there might have been a proposal to change this to five years, but below is what is posted on the GGR website.

Is this correct?

3.3T Time Trials (only)

e. Restraint systems of questionable condition, design, material,
mounting or which are in any way unsafe will be disallowed.
All seat belts must display a manufactured date not more than
seven years earlier than the current year.

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Re: Belts - Manufactured date

Post by Dan Thompson » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:03 pm

Ross,
in fact, the rule is now 5 years. This due to the fact that when we adopted the PCA National standards for DE and TT, those minimum standards reflect 5 year replacement periods. Our old rules for TT did state 7 years.
Since those PCA standards were adopted after the beginning of 2008, they are not completely reflected in our rule book with out checking the Technical Bulletins from the Comp. Director.

I am planning on cleaning up all this for next years rule book and trying to get all of this ironed out and posted cleanly and correctly.


a work currently in progress :lol:
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Re: Belts - Manufactured date

Post by Jim McClelland » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:19 pm

Clarification, please: Does the five year limit apply to year date of manufacture, or month of fifth year? (i.e., my harness was manufactured in May of 2004.) Replace now, or before the May event?

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Re: Belts - Manufactured date

Post by David Leong » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:28 pm

I don't have your answer, but as a data point, every other organization uses month to month.
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