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#16 4Corners

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

when you enter a race - your ticket is your waiver. this isn't the first time something like this has happened.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

when you enter a race - your ticket is your waiver. this isn't the first time something like this has happened.


Not for every offense

http://www.mcguirewo...L_June_2008.pdf



North Carolina courts have not specifically ruled on whether a release or waiver may
bar a claim for gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct.

However, courts in other jurisdictions have generally held that prior releases of claims for gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct are void because they violate public policy.


If the courts decide that Daytona was negligent in not providing enough protection then the waiver isn't going to help (unless FL law is wacky)

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

nice of the guy with the camera to just keep shooting video...good priorities right there...but that's the world we live in

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

NHRA is alive and well after whole entire cars have landed in the stands killing people. Same with indycar series. Daytona might have to get their check book out, that's about it.

I'm pretty sure people sitting at the track know that this is a possibility.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

I wouldn't even go to a race at a larger track if I had to sit that close.

1) It's 10x more dangerous sitting that close
2) All you'd be able to see is a streak go by every few seconds
3) chances are your eardrums would bust


I sat in row 3 at Martinsville once and I had buzzing in my ears for 3 days after.

#21 Dpantherman

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Hmmm....wonder if I should sit so close to cars racing at speeds up to 200+ mph. Sounds safe.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

I wouldn't even go to a race at a larger track if I had to sit that close.

1) It's 10x more dangerous sitting that close


I'm guessing it's like 10,000x more dangerous since injuries/death will only happen in the first few rows

Hmmm....wonder if I should sit so close to cars racing at speeds up to 200+ mph. Sounds safe.


It probably is in general terms. The odds of dying at a NASCAR type racing event is probably around the same as dying from a lightning strike.

But yeah i don't sit in the front rows because it sucks from a viewing perspective.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

I'm sure some disclaimer on a ticket stub will stop lawyers from persuing this. :thumbsu:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

If you have to see through the fences at a race, you're way too low.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

If you have to see through the fences at a race, you're way too low.


Particularly at te super speedways. Not only for safety but for actually seeing the race. If you are too low at Daytona or Talladega it's like

ZOOM
*58 seconds of silence*
ZOOM
*58 seconds of silence*
ZOOM
*58 seconds of silence*
ZOOM
*silence and skim rubber off top of your beer*

It's like having a TV timeout after every play during a football game.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

I'm guessing it's like 10,000x more dangerous since injuries/death will only happen in the first few rows



It probably is in general terms. The odds of dying at a NASCAR type racing event is probably around the same as dying from a lightning strike.

But yeah i don't sit in the front rows because it sucks from a viewing perspective.


Pretty damn close

http://www.huffingto..._n_1745421.html

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Every sporting event ticket has a disclaimer on it. Including NASCAR tickets.


Exactly. Any lawsuit from a victim would be pointless as they wouldn't gain anything but knowledge.

I go to Bowman Gray multiple times per year and sit on the front stretch where there is no catch fence. Spectators are at their own risk, so pay attention. :)

80% of the people in that video didn't even watch the wreck they looked to their right. Gotta keep your eye on the cars wrecking, no matter what.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

You can write whatever you want on the back of a piece of paper. Doesn't make it legally binding as Happy Panther stated earlier.


It's more to keep most people from even looking into legal recourse.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Same thing is happening here:

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=18509079

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

Risk you run to see such amazing, amazing entertainment.


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