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  • 1. THE BP INTERNATIONAL DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT FOR GRAND FINAL Competition Format, Rules and Procedures Categories: Light Vehicles and Heavy Goods Vehicles ISSUED BY: IDC Project advisory Group DATE REVIEWED: DRAFT January 2005
  • 2. CONTENTS SECTION 1: CHAMPIONSHIP OVERVIEW 1. Background 2. Aim 3. Participation 4. Driver buddies 5. Vehicles 6. General safety rules 7. Driving style 8. Disqualification criteria 9. Communication between judges and competitors 10. Definitions 11. Overview of the IDC test elements in the Grand Final 12. Scoring 13. Deciding the winner 14. Judges 15. Disputes and disciplinary panel SECTION 2: DETAILS OF EACH IDC ELEMENT – LIGHT VEHICLES 1. Theory 2. Vehicle inspection 3. Manoeuvring and parking 4. Steering wheel control 5 Speed control 6 Skid control 7. Straight line 8. First aid 9. Fire fighting 10. Road observation 11. Surprise test SECTION 3: DETAILS OF EACH IDC ELEMENT – HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES 1. Track Tests a. Offset alley b. Parallel parking c. Alley parking d. Serpentine e. Winding line f. Target 2. Road Test 3. Theory 4. Pre-Trip Inspection 5. First Aid 6. Fire Fighting 7. Speed Trial 8. Evading Obstacles 9. Surprise test SECTION 4: GUIDELINES FOR SITE CO-ORDINATORS IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 2/42
  • 3. SECTION 1: CHAMPIONSHIP OVERVIEW 1. Background In June 2003, the Group Chief Executive requested that the BP International Driver Championship (IDC), which has been running with great success in Refining & Marketing since 1992, be made available as a Group-wide event and be expanded to include all professional drivers in the BP workforce, including Light Vehicle drivers. This document provides an overview of the competition format together with rules and procedures for Light Vehicle (LV) and Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Categories of the International Driving Championship (IDC). In November 2005, the Grand Final is being held in Cape Town. The main purpose of this document is to: 1) Provide the framework for the LV and HGV Categories of the IDC Grand Final and the four IDC regional events. However, it can also be used to structure any local business/country driver selection events. 2) Prepare selected LV and HGV drivers for the IDC Events so that there is a common understanding of the tests they will undertake. Management of the IDC is the responsibility of the Road Safety Leadership Team (RSLT), and the Director Road Safety, M&M HSSE is accountable for overall delivery. A Project Advisory Group (PAG) chaired by the hosting Business Unit Leader, and made up of representatives from each segment and region, has been appointed to guide the running of the IDC, and to inform decisions as appropriate. 2. Aim The immediate purpose of the IDC is to identify and recognise the most professional and safety aware drivers in the BP workforce globally. The overall objective of the IDC is to motivate drivers throughout the BP workforce to achieve even higher levels of driving safety performance. The IDC and associated events aim to build awareness and understanding of safe driving techniques and behaviours which all can adopt in their driving related activities. The event also provides an opportunity for drivers, other participants, line leadership and functional specialists to better understand the challenges being faced and good practices being employed by the driving workforce from around BP, and to use the knowledge gained to share best practices and help shape future driving safety needs. To be a participant at the world finals or at a regional event is seen by drivers as recognising and rewarding their driving safety skills and behaviours. Events are typically held at well regarded venues and competitors‟ partners are invited to attend. Time will be spent actively involved in competition and there is also time to socialise, take in the local culture and to celebrate together with the winning drivers. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 3/42
  • 4. IDC events have become a valuable community relations showcase for BP. For instance the media is present, national and local government officials have been involved in past events and this will be continued into the future. BP businesses also utilise the opportunity to invite customers along. And, local staff and their families are encouraged to attend during the competition. 3. Participation There are three separate categories of driver/vehicle within the IDC, these are: Heavy Vehicles - Articulated (semi-trailer) Heavy Vehicles - Rigid Light Vehicles of less than 3.5 tonnes Each region is allocated a number of places for each category of driver/vehicle. The PAG reviews this number at least 12 months before the Finals. For 2005 the allocation of places is: HEAVY HEAVY LIGHT TOTAL REGION VEHICLE VEHICLE VEHICLE PLACES ARTICULATED RIGID Africa, Middle 2 2 2 6 East, Russia & Caspian Asia Pacific 2 2 2 6 Europe 3 3 3 9 Western 3 3 3 9 Hemisphere Totals 10 10 10 30 The PAG reserves the right, at their discretion, to introduce up to two “wildcard” entrants per category in addition to the numbers of participants in the above table. In 2005 this is intended to be utilised to ensure a degree of diversity and inclusiveness in the finals. Regional Panels will be similarly empowered. Participation in the IDC is open to all Professional Drivers who are part of the BP Workforce. A Professional Driver for the purposes of the IDC is defined as - A heavy vehicle driver, bus driver, chauffeur, and or any light vehicle driver who drives more than 16,000 Kilometres (10,000 miles) per year on business (or pro-rata mileage for any part of a year) and is thereby regarded as having driving as a core competency as part of their job (e.g. sales person, field engineer, field inspector). A member of the BP Workforce for the purposes of the IDC is defined as – a BP employee, or an employee of a term-hire contractor engaged to transport BP‟s people, materials, intermediates or products, or an employee of a BP operated joint venture. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 4/42
  • 5. In order to take part an entrant must be able to demonstrate that they: Are in possession of a valid driving license for the category of vehicle in which they are entering. This must be free of endorsements for at least a period of 24 months immediately prior to the competition date. Have an accident free driving record for a period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the competition date. If a delivery driver that they have not had an incident in the handling of BP products and goods for a period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the competition. Have successfully completed an approved defensive driving training course within 36 months prior to the IDC final. Have attended an approved driver tiredness & fatigue training course within the last 36 months prior to the IDC Final. An applicant may only apply to compete in one category, and that category must be the vehicle type they operate as a professional driver on BP business. Within this framework businesses may choose to set their own additional criteria for participation in the IDC. 4. Driver buddies Each competitor may appoint a „Buddy‟. Buddies need to be able to converse in English in addition to any first language of the driver they are accompanying. Competitors will be required to advise the Competition Organiser of the name of their respective Buddy when requested to do so. Buddies must remain neutral at all times and may not provide technical assistance to the competitor during a competition test, other than translation as appropriate. Failure to comply may result in the disqualification of the competitor in that particular test or the whole competition itself if, in the opinion of the judges, the violation was of such a gross nature, that it would not be reasonable, or fair on the rest of the competitors, to permit further participation in the competition. Buddies will be permitted to be available during the Theory Test; the Fire Fighting Test, and the First Aid Test to ensure that the competitor is able to converse. The role of the Buddy will include the following: Ensure that the competitor fully understands all instructions issued prior to the competition commencing and before any test. Ensure that the competitor is fully familiar with the programme, time table, dress code, behaviour and punctuality. Ensure that the competitor keeps rigidly to the programme on the day of the competition with regards to all tests as poor time-keeping could result in disqualification from a particular test if the competitor arrives later than 10 minutes for a test without reasonable justification. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 5/42
  • 6. Lodge any formal complaints or disputes on behalf of the competitor with a member of the Appeals Panel prior to commencing to the next test. Buddies will be required to comply with the same safety requirements as those pertaining to competitors including use of PPE. 5. Vehicles Competitors will be provided with either a left or right hand drive vehicle, to reflect normal driving procedure. LVs will have manual rather than automatic gear control. Minimum GVW: 600 Kg Minimum overall length: 4m The category for rigid trucks: Minimum GVM: 7000 kg Minimum overall length: 7 m The category for articulated vehicles: Minimum GVM: 12000 kg Minimum overall length: 10 m All vehicles will be equipped in accordance with the minimum technical requirements as defined in the Driving Safety Standard. 6. General safety rules The number one priority throughout the IDC is to ensure the absolute safety, security and well being of everyone attending the event. This includes guests, organising officials and support personnel as well as competitors. Organisers request that everyone comply with safety instructions, notices and guidance provided by officials. Drivers are expected to perform in a professional manner throughout the competition with due regard for their own safety and the safety of others. Competitors must respect the rules & regulations set by the organisers, which are designed to ensure the safety of all. Driver compliance with basic safety rules will be observed during the competition and judged accordingly. Drivers and other vehicle occupants must comply with the following throughout the competition: Seatbelts: Seatbelts will be worn at all times a vehicle is in motion. Failure to comply will result in instant disqualification from the entire competition Getting out of a HGV cab: Drivers will exit the vehicle using the appropriate handholds and footholds with their back to the road side and without jumping. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 6/42
  • 7. PPE: Drivers must wear appropriate safety clothing/personal protective equipment (PPE) during the familiarisation sessions and the competition. All people on the track or in the manoeuvring area are subject to this rule. Safety shoes are to be worn at all times during practical tests. All participants will be required to bring their own footwear with them. Clothing: o All participants must wear appropriate leg protection and should bring their standard work outfit. o PPE Trousers. (The wearing of shorts will not be permitted at any time). o Competition T Shirts if issued must be worn Full PPE Protective gear will be made available for the Fire Fighting Exercise Important note: The vehicles used in each of the sections of the HGV competition will be empty of product, however tank compartments may contain fuel vapours. 7. Driving style During the track tests the driver is to keep their vehicle in continuous movement except for where stops and realignments are authorised, i.e. to negotiate specific tests. Points shall be deducted for each unauthorized stop or realignment1. The contestant must handle the vehicle in a safe manner and maintain a normal driving position (i.e. remain fully seated) at all times while completing the practical tests. While reversing, the contestant may not open a door in order to lean out, nor may they lean out of a window. Any unconventional mirrors will be covered. At the start of each test the contestant will be given sufficient time and assistance to adjust their rear-view mirrors and seat properly so that they can sit comfortably and assume the correct driving position. 8. Disqualification criteria Drivers (or their passenger) not wearing a seat belt Using a mobile phone whilst driving Invalid license Jumping out of the HGV cab. Failure to comply with either general or test specific safety rules will be treated seriously and could lead to disqualification from the competition. 9. Communication between judges and competitors Hitting an obstacle The judges will advise when a contestant has hit an obstacle by giving a long whistle blast. Taking a measure 1 Defined on the following page IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 7/42
  • 8. Wherever a test requires the contestant's position to be measured, the following procedure must be observed: When the driver is satisfied with their position and ready to be measured, they must signal the judges with a short blast of the horn. The judges will take the measurement/s with a calibrated measuring-rod as quickly as possible When the measurement has been completed, the judges will advise the contestant to proceed by giving a short whistle blast. The judges will stop their watches when the contestant gives the blast on the horn, and will restart them once the vehicle starts moving again. 10. Definitions An unauthorised stop is defined as follows: When a contestant is moving their vehicle in a specific direction and brings the vehicle to a standstill, then proceeds in the same direction. An unauthorised realignment is defined as follows: When a contestant brings their vehicle to a stop, changes direction and stops again in order to move in the original direction (i.e. two stops plus a change of direction). For example, the contestant approaches a traffic cone, realizes that they will not be able to move around it without striking it. So they stop, reverse, stop, and move forward once again to successfully negotiate the traffic cone. 11. Overview of the IDC test elements in the Grand Final i. Light Vehicles 1. Theory Tests contestants‟ understanding of safe driving. 2. Vehicle inspection Tests drivers‟ ability to complete the necessary checks required before a long journey 3. Manoeuvring and parking Assesses competitors‟ ability to drive smoothly whilst manoeuvring around a series of obstacles and then to park safely. 4. Steering wheel control2 Tests drivers‟ ability to judge the position of their front wheels correctly and to drive a curve. 5. Speed control 2 Optional until a technical review has been completed. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 8/42
  • 9. Tests drivers‟ ability to estimate the correct speed without the use of instruments. 6. Skid control3 Tests drivers‟ skill at driving safely in hazardous conditions. 7. Straight line Tests drivers‟ ability to estimate the width of their vehicle accurately. 8. First aid A practical test to check drivers‟ ability to practice basic first aid. 9. Fire fighting4 A practical test to check drivers‟ ability to select the correct equipment and extinguish a fire. 10. Road observation Assesses drivers‟ driving style and technique and their ability to anticipate and respond to potential hazards. 11. Surprise test This is a test which will require drivers to demonstrate their professional skills in special circumstances. The idea of this test is that drivers cannot prepare through training. The test will be proposed by the organising committee and approved by the IDC governance board. The test will be explained after the vehicle familiarisation session on the first day. ii. Heavy Goods Vehicles 1. Track Tests These test the driver‟s ability to manoeuvre in confined spaces. 2. Road Test This tests the driver‟s attitude and ability to drive safely and correctly according to recognised defensive driving methods; stop/start driving; pulling off on an uphill. The correct handling of the vehicle whilst minimising fuel usage will also be evaluated. 3. Theory Test A test will be conducted to test the driver's knowledge of the rules on the road and road signs and will be based on in-company Driver Standards; Operating Standards; Vehicle Operating Standards etc. 4. Pre-trip inspection Test The test consists of a physical check and inspection of the vehicle to test the driver‟s knowledge and habits regarding road worthiness and safety. 3 Optional until a technical review has been completed 4 Optional until a technical review has been completed, local permission obtained and qualified, certificated judges found. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 9/42
  • 10. The test will require the driver to identify a selected number of faulty items within a specified time period. 5. First Aid Test A theoretical and practical test to establish basic First Aid knowledge. 6. Fire Fighting A theoretical and practical test to establish knowledge of Fire Fighting equipment; precautions; and correct use of fire extinguishers to extinguish a petroleum pan fire. 7. Speed Trial A practical test evaluating the driver‟s ability to judge speed without the use of a speedometer. 8. Evading Obstacles5 This assesses the driver‟s ability to control their vehicle in hazardous conditions 9. Surprise test This is a test which will require drivers to demonstrate their professional skills in special circumstances. The idea of this test is that drivers cannot prepare through training. The test will be proposed by the organising committee and approved by the IDC governance board. The test will be explained after the vehicle familiarisation session on the first day. 12. Scoring Points for the various LV tests will be allocated as follows. In some tests it is possible for competitors to be awarded bonus points for exceptional performance. Theory Test = 50 Points [25 questions x 2 points / q] Vehicle Inspection = 50 Points Manoeuvring & Parking = 50 Points [plus up to 150 bonus points] Steering Wheel Control = 50 Points Speed Control = 50 Points Skid Simulation = 50 Points [plus up to 100 bonus points] Straight Line = 50 Points First Aid = 50 Points Fire Fighting = 50 Points Road Observation = 50 Points Surprise Test = 50 Points Total points = 550 [plus up to 250 bonus points] 5 Optional until a technical review has been completed IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 10/42
  • 11. Points for the various HGV tests will be allocated as follows: Track Test = 300 Points Road Test = 100 Points Theory Test = 100 Points [50 Questions x 2 points/q] Pre-trip Inspection = 50 Points First Aid = 50 Points Fire Fighting = 50 Points Speed Trial = 50 Points Evading Obstacles = 100 Points Surprise Test = 50 Points Total Points = 850 Penalty points Penalty points can be incurred as follows:  Poor driving will incur between 10 and 50 penalty points (at the judges‟ discretion) for example if a driver: Leans out of the window whilst driving Contorts their body on the seat whilst driving Opens the door whilst manoeuvring Displays poor clutch, gear control Stalls, moves in fits and starts  An unauthorised stop / realignment – will each incur 5-10 penalty points  External assistance – if a driver receives external assistance they will lose 50 points. Gross external assistance can result in disqualification. 13. Deciding the winner In the case of a draw, the overall driving / track test results will determine the winner. 14. Judges Independent judges will be appointed by the Organising Committee. Under no circumstances may competitors or Buddies enter into a dispute or argument with any judge. All disputes will need to be directed to a member of the Disputes Panel immediately after the test in which the dispute arose to ensure that an immediate investigation can be commenced, or steps taken to remedy the matter. 15. Disputes and disciplinary panel The panel will consist of selected members of the RSLT who will be responsible for addressing/hearing all disputes and disciplinary issues that may arise. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 11/42
  • 12. The panel will convene as soon as possible after a complaint is received in accordance with the rules. The panel will first hear the competitor and his Buddy‟s argument, after which the respective judge will be interviewed separately. The competitor and their buddy will be invited to hear the outcome and rationale for the panel‟s decision, which may need to be heard after completion of the competition, but prior to leaving the venue (because of the nature or technicality of the issue). The decision by the panel will be final. Application forms and further details are available on (IDC website) IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 12/42
  • 13. SECTION 2: DETAILS OF EACH IDC ELEMENT – LIGHT VEHICLES 1. Theory Aim To test contestants‟ understanding of safe driving. Procedure The theory test will include 25 questions and last 30 minutes. It will be conducted in a formal classroom type test environment. It will assume a knowledge of the Driving Safety Standard, defensive driving, what to do in case of an accident. The questionnaire will be developed in collaboration with an external agency, e.g. the AA in the UK. The questionnaire will be translated into competitors‟ native languages. Scoring: Each correct answer will receive 2 points (i.e. a maximum of 50 points for this test). 2. Vehicle Inspection Aim To test drivers‟ ability to assess whether a vehicle is safe to drive and what corrective action should be taken if defects are identified. Procedure: The contestant has 12 minutes to inspect the vehicle and identify 10 errors / faults. The errors can include physical and documentation problems. The competitor then advises the assessor of what corrective action should be taken regarding the faults identified. Scoring: Each fault and solution identified will be awarded 5 points Penalty: Each fault not identified incurs a 5 point penalty. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 13/42
  • 14. 3. Manoeuvring and parking Aim To test competitors‟ ability to drive smoothly whilst manoeuvring around a series of obstacles and parking safely. This simulates a blocked street. Procedure: The driver starts at point A. They then drive forwards around the slalom course shown below. The driver then enters Parking Bay B, which is indicated by two fences and a large cone. They must park within 1 and 10 centimetres from the cone and then reverse into the Parking Bay C (also indicated by two fences and a large cone). Again the driver must park within 1 and 10 centimetres of the cone. The driver then moves forward to point D and reverses to parallel park at Parking Bay E, which is indicated by three lines on the ground. The driver must park within 10 centimetres of the „pavement‟. Park ‘pavement’ Scoring: Up to 50 points can be awarded for completing the course correctly and driving smoothly without unnecessary realignments. Bonus points: Additional points can be earned by parking closely to the cones and „pavement‟. Distance 10 cm = 10 points Distance 5 cm = 35 points Distance 9 cm = 15 points Distance 4 cm = 40 points Distance 8 cm = 20 points Distance 3 cm = 45 points Distance 7 cm = 25 points Distance 1-2 cm = 50 points Distance 6 cm = 30 points Penalty points Knocking over / moving traffic cones = 10 points per traffic cone Parking outside the lines of section E = 25 penalty points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 14/42
  • 15. Touching the fences / lines at sections B, C, D, E = 15 penalty points Unauthorised realignment = 10 points 4. Steering wheel control This element is optional until a technical review has been completed Aim To test drivers‟ ability to judge the position of their front wheels correctly and to drive a curve. Procedure 10 x 25 cm diameter disks are placed on a 4 metre wide road. The disks are set 1 metre apart and form the letter „S‟. The passenger side front wheel must touch as many disks as possible. The driver can use their rear and side mirrors to help them. 4m Scoring: 2m  5 marks for each disk touched. Penalty points: 2m  5 points for each disk not touched  10 points for each stop or realignment.  10 points for touching a disk with the driver side front wheel  10 Points if the contestant drives in a straight line LH drive RH drive 5. Speed control Aim To assess competitors‟ ability to estimate the speed of their vehicle without the use of instruments. Procedure The vehicle‟s instrument panel is covered up. The competitor is directed by the assessor to follow a pre-determined route around the track and to match the speed limits that are signposted. There is a hidden camera which measures the speed of the vehicle at a particular point. Part way through the test the assessor will instruct the competitor to count backwards from 500 in units of 3 (i.e. 500, 497, 494, etc.). This simulates the loss of concentration whilst on a mobile phone. (Alternatively consider instructing the driver to use their hands free mobile phone – disqualification will not apply in this instance.) IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 15/42
  • 16. Scoring  50 points for driving within five km (or miles) per hour of the correct speed when measured Penalty points  10 penalty points for every Km/h (or miles per hour if appropriate) above or below the speed limit. 6. Skid simulation This element is optional until a technical review has been completed. A risk assessment must be completed prior to consideration of this event. Aim To test drivers‟ skill at driving safely in hazardous conditions, e.g. ice, wet roads. Procedure: The vehicle is fitted with a skid simulator (see right) and is parked in Bay A ready for the driver. The driver moves forwards through the slalom course and into Parking Bay B, stopping less than 10 centimetres from the large cone. The driver then reverses out of Parking Bay B and drives forwards back through the slalom course stopping in Parking Bay A, less than 10 centimetres from the large cone. (see map right). Scoring: 50 points for completing the course smoothly and in a controlled manner. Bonus points Distances at section A and B Distance 10 cm = 10 points Distance 6 cm = 30 points Distance 9 cm = 15 points Distance 5 cm = 35 points Distance 8 cm = 20 points Distance 4 cm = 40 points Distance 7 cm = 25 points Distance 3 cm = 45 points Distance 1-2 cm = 50 points Penalty points:  Knocking over / moving traffic cones = 10 points per traffic cone  Touching the fence = 15 penalty points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 16/42
  • 17. 7. Straight line Aim To test the driver‟s ability to judge the width of their vehicle whilst driving in a straight line. This simulates driving in confined spaces. Procedure: The competitor approaches the course at an angle, from 25 - 30 m approximately 30 metres away, aligns the vehicle and drives plus15 cm Car width inches between two parallel rows of markers without stopping, touching or moving any of the markers (see map right). 15m Scoring:  50 points for completing the exercise provided at least one pair of markers are still standing / remain untouched. Penalty points:  5 points for each time the driver stops  5 points for each marker touched (it does not have to fall or be displaced to count as a hit.) 8. First Aid Aim To test candidates‟ knowledge and skill in managing the first 10 minutes following a road traffic accident. The goal is to prevent the problem/s escalating and to reduce / stabilise pain and suffering for those injured. Procedure: Occupational Health staff present the candidate with a scenario that requires them to take action – this includes protecting the injured person, alerting the authorities, providing help to the injured person. Scoring: 50 points for completing the exercise in a calm and controlled manner. Penalty points:  5 penalty point for every missing action. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 17/42
  • 18. 9. Fire Fighting A risk assessment must be completed prior to consideration of this event. Proper local permission must be obtained. Local prohibitions may prevent this exercise being conducted. Judges must be appropriately qualified and accredited. Aim To test contestants‟ ability to manage a real fire following the correct procedure and technical equipment. Procedure: A tray of flammable liquid is set alight. When instructed, the driver is to choose a fire-extinguisher, go to the fire, extinguish it and return the fire-extinguisher to its original position. The candidate has 30 seconds to extinguish the fire. Candidates are authorised to use (with a penalty) a second extinguisher if needed to put the fire out. Scoring: Correct selection of fire extinguisher 10 points Correct handling of fire extinguisher 10 points Extinguished with one fire extinguisher 10 points Demonstrating correct procedure 15 points Fire extinguished 5 points Penalty points: 1 point for every additional second required to extinguish the fire 10 points for requiring an additional fire extinguisher 30 points if the fire is not extinguished 30 points if the competitor presents their back to the fire. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 18/42
  • 19. 10. Road observation Aim To assess drivers‟ driving style and technique and ability to anticipate and respond to potential hazards. Procedure: Road observation in a closed environment (alternative is to use video simulation). The instructor assesses: correct driving technique, observation technique, defensive driving, understanding traffic, recall of hazards. Scoring: Faultless driving = 50 points Penalty points: 1 observed fault = 10 points 2 observed faults = 30 points 3 observed faults = 50 points Verbal intervention = 50 points 11. Surprise test This is a test which will require drivers to demonstrate their professional skills in special circumstances. The idea of this test is that drivers cannot prepare through training. The test will be proposed by the organising committee and approved by the IDC governance board. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 19/42
  • 20. SECTION 3: DETAILS OF EACH IDC ELEMENT – HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES 1 Track Tests A Offset Alley Aim: To test the driver‟s ability to steer, judge distances at all points on their vehicle, and to control speed properly while manoeuvring in a continuous forward motion through a confined space, simulating the avoidance of parked vehicles or manoeuvring through narrow alleys. Dimensions: Width between barriers ( W ) Rigid: 3.4m Articulated vehicles: 3.2 m Distance between two sets of barriers : overall length of vehicle or combination ( VL ) W VL LL Procedure: The driver shall move their vehicle through one set of barriers, turn left then right and proceed through a second set of barriers without stopping or touching any of the barriers. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. Penalties: 5 points shall be deducted each time the driver stops or re-aligns. 15 points shall be deducted each time the driver strikes an obstacle irrespective of whether he is moving forward or in the process of realigning his vehicle. 50 points shall be deducted if any one of the four obstacles moved more than 150mm from its original position. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 20/42
  • 21. B. Alley park Aim: To test the driver's ability to back their vehicle into a narrow space and to stop with the rear of the vehicle as close as possible to the rear limits of the space, under conditions simulating backing against a platform between two vehicles. Dimensions: Depth of alley: 6m Width of alley: 3m Procedure: The driver is required to drive forward past the entrance to the simulated alley, to position the vehicle in the street and then to reverse into the alley, stopping with the rear of the vehicle less than 1000mm from the rear of the alley. Every driver is permitted to realign or stop once when entering for the purpose of parking in the alley, without penalties being deducted. 6m 3m Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. The contestant‟s final score is determined by their parked position for which he receives a specific score from which any appropriate penalties are deducted. Method of Measuring: If the rear of the vehicle makes a straight line, free of projections, measure the distance from the back of the alley to the centre of the rear of the vehicle. If there are projections such as bumpers, ladders, etc., competitors will be informed beforehand as to where measurements will be taken from: Distance from vehicle Score 1 – 100mm 50 points 101 – 200mm 45 points 201 – 300mm 40 points 301 – 400mm 35 points 401 – 500mm 30 points 501 – 600mm 25 points 601 – 1000mm 20 points Penalties: IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 21/42
  • 22. 10 points will be deducted for: o striking the barriers of the obstacle; o an unauthorised stop or alignment 20 points will be deducted for: o reversing past the opening 50 points will be deducted if: o the vehicle stops further than 1m from the rear boundary of the alley; o the vehicle strikes the rear boundary of the alley; o the rear barriers are moved more than 150mm from their original positions,. o the second street boundary (1m from the first street boundary), is crossed. C. Target Aim: To test the driver‟s ability to judge the position of their front bumper in relation to an object. The exercise simulates conditions under which the centre of the vehicle‟s front has to be estimated. This prop can also be used for an exercise that tests the driver‟s ability to position a particular loading/unloading outlet over the target. Dimensions: Concentric circles with radii of 100mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm and 500mm. Procedure : The driver shall approach the target moving forward and maintaining a normal driving position. They may change speed as required, and are allowed to make one stop but must then hold the vehicle in that position until measured. 500m m 400m m 300m m 200m m 100m m Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. The driver‟s final score is determined by the position in which they have stopped. Method of Measuring: The position of the plumb line shall determine the score. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 22/42
  • 23. Penalties: 10 points shall be deducted for a stop or realignment 50 points shall be deducted if: o the plumb line hangs outside the circle o the vehicle moves or is realigned while measurements are being taken. Distance from centre Score 1 – 100mm 50 points 101 – 200mm 45 points 201 – 300mm 40 points 301 – 400mm 35 points 401 – 500mm 30 points D. Parallel parking Aim: To test the driver's ability to park parallel to a simulated kerb. Dimensions: Width of parking space: 2.6m Length of parking space: Rigid: according to Table A Articulated vehicles: according to table B The length of the parking space is determined by adding the total length of the vehicle as indicated in the top column, to the comparative free play in metres, as shown in the bottom column. For example: Length of Rigid Vehicle A is 9 metres – therefore the total length of the parking space is: Length of Vehicle + specified free play = 9 m + 1.8 m = 10.8m. TABLE A – RIGID VEHICLES Length of Vehicle 7.0 7.6 8.1 8.6 9.1 9.6 10.1 10.6 11.1 11.6 12.1 A to to to to to to to to to to to 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 Free play in m 1.50 1.60 1.70 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.30 2.40 2.50 B TABLE B - ARTICULATED VEHICLES Length of Vehicle in 10.0 11.1 12.1 13.1 14.1 15.1 16.1 m to to to to to to to A 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 16.0 17.0 Free play B 1.60 1.70 1.90 2.00 2.20 2.30 2.50 Procedure: IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 23/42
  • 24. The driver shall reverse into a parking space and park parallel to the simulated kerb. Each driver is permitted to realign or stop once, while parking, without a penalty being deducted. (NB: Any change of direction within a parking space in order to reach a final parked position shall be regarded as realignment). The tread of any left / right hand tyre nearest to the kerb and in contact with the road surface may not be further than 1m from the kerb. A+B 2m6 0 Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. The driver‟s final score is determined on the basis of their parked position, for which they obtain a specific score from which any appropriate penalties are deducted. Method of measuring: The score is determined by measuring the distance from the kerb to the centre of the vehicle‟s front or rear wheel on the kerb side, whichever is the furthest from the kerb. The two points from which the measurement is taken, are as follows: Rear: Directly opposite the centre of the rear wheel Front : Directly opposite the centre of the front wheel. The distance furthest from the kerb is the final parked position from which the score is determined. The test is complete when the measurements have been taken. Distance from the kerb Score 1 – 100mm 50 points 101 – 200mm 45 points 201 – 300mm 40 points 301 – 400mm 35 points 401 – 500mm 30 points 501 – 600mm 25 points 601 – 1000mm 20 points Penalties: 5 points shall be deducted for an unauthorised stop or realignment. 50 points shall be deducted if: o any wheel touches the kerb; o the obstacles are struck when entering; IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 24/42
  • 25. o the tread of any left/right-hand tyre nearest the kerb and in contact with the road surface is further than 1m from the kerb. E. Serpentine Second street boundary Aim: 15.5m To test the driver‟s ability to manoeuvre their reverse vehicle backwards and forwards through confined spaces. The test simulates conditions which may be encountered when disabled or wrecked vehicles block the road surface, in negotiating Second street boundary Second street boundary detours, in heavy traffic or similar situations. Dimensions: Width of street: 15.5m Second street boundaries on both sides 1m wider than street Distance between drums: o Rigid: actual length of vehicle o Articulated vehicles: according to table below: 1m 1m START END Length of Artic. (m) 10-11 11.1-12 12.1-13 13.1-14 14.1-15 15.1-16 16.1-17 Distance between 10.4 11 11.6 12.2 12.8 13.4 14.0 drums Procedure: The driver is required to drive in a figure-of-eight pattern around a line of obstacles set in the middle of a marked street. The driver shall maintain continuous movement forward and backward, the only authorised stops being those required to change direction to complete the test. The prescribed sequence for negotiating the obstacles, and the locations at which authorised stops may be made, will be explained to the drivers in advance. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. Penalties: 5 points shall be deducted for: o a stop or realignment; o crossing at the first street boundaries; 10 points shall be deducted for: o striking an obstacle (drum); o not taking the vehicle‟s full length past the last obstacle in either the forward or the backward movement; 50 points shall be deducted if: o obstacles are passed on the wrong side; IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 25/42
  • 26. o any one of the three obstacles (drums) is moved more than 150mm from its original position; o the second street boundary (1m from the first street boundary), is crossed. F. Steering wheel control Aim: To test the ability of the driver to judge the position of the front wheel of their vehicle accurately and to drive the vehicle along a winding line. Simulates conditions in which a driver must judge the position of the left/right front wheel. Dimensions: Distance between markers: 2m Width of path: Place metal discs, e.g. hub-caps, as shown, 1m apart in a road that is 4 metres wide. Procedure: The driver shall make a continuous forward movement approaching the test, causing the passenger side front wheel to touch all the markers – without stopping. Scoring: 4m A maximum of 50 points 2m Penalties: 5 points deducted for every marker that is not touched. 2m 50 points deducted if the driver follows the markers with the driver side front wheel. LH drive RH drive IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 26/42
  • 27. 2 Road Test Aim: The driver‟s attitude and ability to drive safely and correctly according to recognised defensive driving methods; stop/start driving; pulling off on an uphill; as well as the correct handling of the vehicle will be evaluated during a short road test. This test will also measure fuel economy. During the road test the driver is judged on the following: the way in which they become familiar with the vehicle; their ability to handle the vehicle smoothly and correctly; the thoroughness of their observation and forward planning their regard of and compliance with the rules of the road as revealed by their use of the vehicle‟s aids such as indicators and rear-view mirrors and their regard for their own as well as the safety of other road users Immediate disqualification from further participation in the competition will result in the following cases: any act through which, in the opinion of the examiners, damage to property or injury to persons could be caused; involvement in any collision which the competitor could have prevented during the road test; ignoring of road signs; contravention of any important rules of the road; reckless or negligent driving, and/or incompetent handling of the vehicle gross external assistance Procedure: The driver is required to drive in a forward direction and at normal speed on the allotted route, obeying all normal road signs as would be the case on a normal road. Details/instructions in terms of direction of route will be provided to the driver by the judge in advance of the test. Particular attention will need to be focused on an economical driving style as the score will be based largely on the quantity of fuel used. There might be a time limit set for this exercise in order to ensure that the drivers use a normal driving speed/style. Penalties: 5 points deducted if vehicle is not brought to a full stop, handbrake applied, neutral selected, prior to switching off the ignition. 10 points will be deducted for each instance where the vehicle is allowed to free- wheel 10 points will be deducted for failing to stop at a stop street. Over running the time limit: 0 – 30 sec. 10 points 30 – 60 sec. 20 points > 60 sec. 40 points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 27/42
  • 28. Scoring : Lowest fuel consumption 100 points Second lowest Fuel consumption 90 points 3th lowest fuel consumption 80 points 4th lowest fuel consumption 70 points 5th 60 points 6th 50 points 7th 45 8th 40 9th 35 10th 30 11th 25 12th 20 13th 15 14th 10 15th 5 3 Theory Test Aim: A test will be conducted to test the driver's knowledge of the rules of the road and road signs and will be based on in-company Driver Standards; Operating Standards; Vehicle Operating Standards etc. Language / translation check and approval of the questions will be done by the buddies directly before the test to avoid discussions. After the check, buddies will not be allowed to contact the drivers until the end of the exercise. Procedure: 50 multiple choice questions will be set which need to be answered within max. one hour. Scoring: A maximum of 100 points can be scored. Each question has a value of 2 points. 4 Pre-trip inspection test Aim: The test consists of a physical check and inspection of the vehicle to test the driver‟s knowledge regarding road worthiness and safety, and simulates the daily vehicle inspection. The test will require the driver to identify a selected number of faulty items within a specified time period. No climbing on top of vehicle required. Procedure: 10 faults will need to be identified by the driver through inspection of a specific vehicle and brought to the attention of the judge who will adjudicate and advise the driver if the fault being identified is valid. The inspection will need to be carried out in a circular direction with no back-tracking. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points can be scored. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 28/42
  • 29. E First aid test Aim: A theoretical and practical test to establish basic First Aid knowledge of the driver to apply the correct procedures/actions to estimate the situation of an accident. Securing accident scene, call emergency help, assisting victims etc. Procedure: The driver will be requested to exercise and verbally respond (due to the need for language translations this should be kept to a minimum) to questions put to him by the judge as well as being required to assess the nature of the injuries of the patient and to take appropriate corrective actions to mitigate pain and suffering. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points can be scored. 6 Fire fighting Aim: To test contestants‟ ability to manage a real fire following the correct procedure and technical equipment. Procedure: Contestants will be required to verbally answer a number of questions (due to the need for language translations this should be kept to a minimum) to test their knowledge of fire fighting. They will then be required to identify the correct type of Fire Extinguisher appropriate for extinguishing a pan fire and then to demonstrate their skills by extinguishing the fire. The candidate has 30 seconds to extinguish the fire. Candidates are authorised to use (with a penalty) a second extinguisher if needed to put the fire out. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points can be scored: Correct selection of fire extinguisher 10 points Correct handling of fire extinguisher 10 points Extinguished with one fire extinguisher 10 points Demonstrating correct procedure 15 points Fire extinguished 5 points Penalty points: 1 point for every additional second required to extinguish the fire 10 points for requiring an additional fire extinguisher 30 points if the fire is not extinguished 11. 30 points if the competitor presents their back to the fire. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 29/42
  • 30. 7 Speed Trial Aim: A practical test to evaluate the driver‟s ability to judge speed without the use of a speedometer. Procedure: Drivers will be required to drive along a specific section of road with the Odometer/ Tacho covered to prevent sighting the Speedometer or Rev. Counter. The first run will be conducted at a speed advised to the driver in advance and then measured with a Radar Gun. The result will be communicated to the driver immediately the run is completed. They will then be required to complete a second run which will count for the competition. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points can be scored. Penalties: 5 points will be deducted for deviations of 1km/h above and below the agreed speed limit. 8. Evading obstacles A technical and risk assessment must be completed prior to consideration of this event Aim To test drivers‟ ability to control their vehicle in hazardous conditions. Procedure The participant drives onto a slippery road at 40 km/hour. Part way along the road, water fountains (water walls) suddenly appear. When a water wall appears the participant has to either stop in time or evade the water wall and correct any skid that may result. The vehicle must remain within the white skid sections. Scoring A maximum of 100 points can be scored: Water wall completely evaded without a skid resulting 100 points Water wall completely evaded 60 points Water wall partially evaded 40 points Water wall not evaded 0 points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 30/42
  • 31. A 1st skid corrected 30 points A 2nd skid corrected 20 points Skid is not corrected but vehicle remains on white skid section 10 points *The skid has to be corrected within the white skid section. Penalty points Braking during the skid 20 points Ending up outside the white skid section 25 points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 31/42
  • 32. SECTION 4: GUIDANCE FOR SITE CO-ORDINATORS (not for distribution to drivers) Competition organisation / Practical requirements The hosting business needs to provide an appropriate location, equipment, independent marshalling, food and drinks for the participants and their buddies. They will co-ordinate transportation and accommodation for the participants and announce the location and timings at least 3 months prior to the competition date. Location: The location needs sufficient space to manoeuvre with several (approximately 4) trucks simultaneously without a safety risk for the participants, marshals or spectators. A location of approximately. 100m by 50 m is a good area for the track test. The surface shall be concrete, tarmac or other normal road surface (not gravel or soil surface ). The road test will preferably be done in a fenced environment to give participants an equal opportunity, not influenced by normal road traffic. A meeting room or class room for the theory test An area where fire fighting can be practiced, safely and away from any buildings, construction or any place that may cause a danger to the public or the environment. Professional fire fighters shall attend the exercises to ensure safety for the participants and the environment. Equipment: For each category at least 2 representative vehicles will be made available The track test will be done in a left or right hand steered vehicle depending upon the driver‟s home country traffic situation. Sufficient barrels, barriers (min. 1.3m in height and 3m long) cones and fences will be available to simulate alleys, kerbs or garages for the tests. A fire extinguisher of at least 3kg with appropriate powder for each participant, plus „incorrect‟ types of extinguisher to choose from. A vehicle speed measuring device independent from any vehicle Measuring tape (30m) for measuring course and vehicles. Hammer, nails and twine for laying out course. Suitable material to outline streets and obstacles Ten markers (e.g. tennis balls) for the S-line Ten markers (e.g. flat metal disks) for the winding line Target board ( 1m20 diameter divided in concentric circles) Three calibrated measuring rods. Public address system. Two stop-watches Two whistles. Excludes the „Evading Obstacles‟ water test as this is subject to a technical assessment. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 32/42
  • 33. International Driving Championship Preparation 1 – 3 Months Prior to Event  Complete rough determination of course problems and possible layout  Determine necessary course construction materials  Source vehicles (need to confirm whether both LH and RH drive vehicles will be provided and advise competitors accordingly) 15 Days Prior to Event  Purchase materials for course equipment: o Barricade materials:  4 pieces 2.5cmX10cmX1.3m‟ (cross piece)  4 pieces 2.5cmX10cmX75cm ((foot)  4 pieces 2.5cmX10cmX130cm (upright)  4 pieces 2.5cmX10cmX75cm (brace)  Develop individual scoring sheets for each potential course problem.  Develop individual judge guide sheets for each problem with all scoring and penalties notes  Develop a master Excel spreadsheet including all competition elements 7 Days Prior to Event  Arrive on-site to begin preparation  Assemble course equipment including barricades, straight-line markers, etc. 5 Days Prior to Event  Vehicles to be used for competition on site  Final determination of which course problems will be used based on available space  Begin rough layout of driving course  Measure vehicles for exact length, width. Be aware of lights, license plate frames, etc that may extend beyond bumpers. Course equipment should be constructed so that these extensions do not influence distance measurements from bumper surface.  Calculate course problem dimensions  Begin “fine” mapping of course layout  Begin practice drives of course problems – need someone with the ability to negotiate problems with the type of equipment that will be used 3 Days Prior to Event  Begin final course preparations  Mark final course marker positions (paint, tape, etc)  Determine measuring points on the vehicles, mark with tape 1 Day Prior to Event  Pre-trip vehicles delivered to site  Determine pre-trip inspection defects based on equipment o Possible defects - HGVs:  Change 1 placard from 1203 to 1230  Place an object between the tires  Improper product bill of lading in cab  Remove some or all of emergency warning devices IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 33/42
  • 34.  Remove pin and inspection tag from fire extinguisher  Remove one wheel seal plug or cap  Remove a rubber gasket from one of the air line glad hands  Remove required emergency response paperwork  Remove license plate from trailer  Replace metal bucket with a plastic bucket  Remove the last bill of lading  Remove placards  Flatten a tyre  Loosen lug nut(s)  Remove one light bulb  Remove vehicle inspection report o Possible defects – LVs:  Remove tail-light bulb  Place an object under the vehicle  Place several loose objects in the passenger compartment  Remove rear license plate  Remove headlight bulb  Disable horn  Remove a windscreen wiper blade  Remove spare tyre  Cover a rearview mirror with tape to simulate broken or missing mirror  Disable seatbelt  Flatten a tyre  Loosen lug nut(s)  Final course layout completed  Conduct several timed practice runs with different drivers, if possible. Determine actual running time for the course. Conduct practice runs under full competition conditions, from start line staging, problem completion and measurement, to finish line and re-stage.  Adjust layout as necessary to add or reduce complexity.  Partially dismantle course layout to prevent competing drivers from seeing layout before competition day.  Produce a course layout diagram for use at the “talk-through” that will follow.  Administer written exam o 1 hour allowed HGV drivers, 30 minutes LV drivers o Multiple choice questions o Have a separate question and answer sheet to facilitate scoring. o Have an independent source validate scoring as correct o Assure ample space for all participants, have pens and/or pencils  With all drivers and coaches present, conduct a “talk-through” of the course, the problems and the scoring. This is the time for drivers and coaches to ask questions about the course and scoring. Do not discuss written test questions.  Following talk through, score the written tests. No interim scores should be divulged. IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 34/42
  • 35.  At this session drivers should draw for course running order. Any type of numbers can be used. Have a flip chart available to record driving order. Record running order on master score sheet. Championship Day Three Hours Prior to Event  Reset all course markers  Place scoring equipment at each test station – clipboards, pens/pencils, whistles, measuring devices as needed Two Hours Prior to Event  Walk course one final time  Stage equipment at starting line One Hour Prior to Competition  All competitors, coaches and judges gather at course for on-site walk through  Walk through together allowing time for questions. Be sure all competitors hear all questions and answers. Keep group together. Explain all allowances, scoring and penalties. In some cases it will be helpful to have course assistant walk through a problem with the exact path that the vehicle should take.  At the completion of the walk through, there should be final call for questions. It must be made clear that once the group leaves the course walk-through, no additional questions will be answered. Competition Start  Vehicles should be staged for the start in the same position for all competitors. Competitors should be given ample but reasonable amount of time to set mirrors and seat position to their individual preference. It should be established ahead of time and communicated to the competitors if any “practice” positioning of the vehicle will be allowed prior to the competitor crossing the start line and beginning the competition. It is recommended that this practice positioning be kept to a minimum to facilitate keeping the competition on schedule. Allow 15 minutes for each driver to be at starting line, make personal adjustments to vehicle, run the course and re- stage vehicle at starting line for next participant.  Participants who have not driven should not be able to watch other drivers negotiate the course. A comfortable rest area should be provided for drivers to wait. Drivers should proceed directly to the next activity and complete all phases of the practical exercises in succession. Approximate activity timings Theory test 30 minutes / 1 hour Contestant and judge briefing 1 hour Track tests Can be run in one or two stages as practical for the site (i.e. 1 x 14 min. or 2 x 7 min. for Artics. and 1 x 12 min. or 2 x 6 min. for Rigids per contest) Surprise test 10 minutes Road test 20 minutes per contestant [Internal Track. No public Roads] Pre-trip inspection 10 minutes per contestant IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 35/42
  • 36. First Aid 15 minutes Fire Fighting 15 minutes Speed test TBA Evading Obstacles 15 minutes IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 36/42
  • 37. Sample master scoring sheet Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet National Series - Las Vegas 2004 st in n io Po at St e bl y st e n lle si k n lin io Te e op oc e s ur s in A at in Po tie ht ip St n T tL D et rL m er Tr te ig l ht y na S l p on r ta riv ra rit lle ea fo ro e ig ff Pe To Pr St Fr Descriptions subject to change W In O D R A D R 200 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 100 50 -50 650 Legend 1 148 50 50 0 0 0 45 0 80 45 0 418 1 2 132 0 50 0 45 10 30 0 80 0 0 347 2 3 152 50 50 0 35 35 50 0 90 0 0 462 3 4 172 20 50 0 0 50 35 30 90 0 -15 432 4 5 160 50 50 0 0 0 30 40 70 40 0 440 5 6 140 50 50 50 50 0 40 0 50 40 -25 445 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 Sample scoring sheet Pre-Trip Inspection Driver # Key Words Mentioned (enter #) Total Points Key Words 1 - Check last BOL 2 - Inspect the frames and cross members 3 - Check hub oil 4 - Check license plate and light 5 - Check springs and hangers 6 - Check placards 7 - Check tires & wheels 8 - Check high beams 9 - Check and sign last VIR 10 - Check 5th wheel latch IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 37/42
  • 38. Sample scoring sheet Date:__________________ CONTESTANT NUMBER:__________________ CLASS OF COMPETITION: (Rigid / Articulated) NOTES TO JUDGES: As each infraction occurs, place a tick next to the appropriate infraction and total at the end. If the driver exceeds 50 penalty points STOP and ask them to move to the next test. ALLEY PARK Maximum Points: 50 Total Penalties: FINAL SCORE: PENALTY INFRACTION Recorder Use Only Deduct: POINTS 5 Each jerky movement 5 Failure to sound horn for measurement 10 For each unauthorised stop or realignment 10 Each contact with any barrier, barricade or street marker 10 Deviating from prescribed driving position 15 Failure to apply brakes before sounding horn for measurements. 20 Reversing past the opening 50 Vehicle stops more than 1m from rear boundary (platform) 50 Moving vehicle after signalling for measurement 50 Vehicle strikes the rear boundary of the alley 50 Failure to complete station 50 Rear barriers are moved more than 150mm from original position 50 Second street boundary (1m from first street boundary) is crossed Distance from platform___________ cm OR Distance rear barrier moved __________cm (exact measurement please) DID CONTESTANT COMPLETE THE STATION? Yes No __________________ ____________________ Judge’s Signature Judge’s Signature Comments ___________________________________________________________ IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 38/42
  • 39. Additional HGV tests Straight line Objective: To test the driver‟s ability to judge the width of their vehicle whilst driving in a straight line. This simulates driving in confined spaces. Procedure: The competitor 25 - 30 m approaches the course at an plus15 cm Vehicle angle, from width approximately 30 metres away, aligns the vehicle and drives 15m between two parallel rows of markers without stopping, touching or moving any of the markers (see map right). Scoring:  50 points for completing the exercise provided at least one pair of markers are still standing / remain untouched. Penalty points:  5 points for each time the driver stops  5 points for each marker touched (it does not have to fall or be displaced to count as a hit.) IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 39/42
  • 40. Rear Stop Aim: To test the driver‟s ability to judge the position of their rear bumper in relation to an object. The exercise simulates conditions under which the centre of the vehicle‟s rear has to be estimated. Dimensions: Concentric circles with radii of 100mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm and 500mm. Procedure: The driver shall reverse towards the target maintaining a normal driving position. They may change their speed as required, but are allowed to make only one stop and they must then hold their vehicle in that position until measured. Scoring: A maximum of 50 points. The driver‟s final score is determined by the position in which they stopped the vehicle. Method of Measuring: The position of the plumb line shall determine the score. Penalties: 10 points shall be deducted for a stop or realignment 50 points shall be deducted if: o the plumb line hangs outside the circle o the vehicle moves or is realigned while measurements are being taken. Distance from centre Score 1 – 100mm 50m points 101 – 200mm 45 points 201 – 300mm 40 points 301 – 400mm 35 points 401 – 500mm 30 points IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 40/42
  • 41. Examples of course plans A - UK YELLOW AREA BLUE AREA RED AREA GREEN AREA Blue Area Low speed manoeuvring + LV 30 mins Road Drive, 2 cars 30 mins Yellow Area Vehicle security 30 mins Green Area Vehicle Inspection React Light 30 mins 45 mins Fire Fighting Stopping 30 mins distances Skid Car Driver Finesse 45 mins 45 mins 45 mins First Aid 30 mins Skid Blind Fold (spectators) (spectators) SPECTATORS AREA IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 41/42
  • 42. B - USA 260' ALLEY DOCK RIGHT TURN 75' REAR STOP FRONT STOP 100' REVERSE 450' 150' 30' STRAIGHT LINE 50' 75' END LINE SERPENTINE START IDC LV and HGV Grand Final competition rules and format 42/42