From the SCCA 2001 rulebook (the oldest rulebook that I have) until the SCCA 2004 Revision B rule book (the second spin of the 2004 rulebook issued after significant errors were discovered in the printed version), the minimum age for driver and co-driver was 16.
This was removed in the R-A 2005 rulebook. I am not sure why. I have looked through my drafts (I edited that rulebook until early November last year) and I changed it in late October, but I cannot find the note indicating at whose direction I changed it.
As described in the R-A 2005 rulebook, the minimum age for a driver is the minimum age for a driver's license in the state of residence of the driver. If the co-driver choses not to hold a driver's license and does not ever drive the can, there is no minimum age specified. I'll see if I can get a clarification from Niday.
Here's a free tip, Russell rally racer...
Think the process through.
Usually it is the old guys who make and enforce rules.
Since the only way an impression is formed on a forum like SS is by your typed words, type like an oldster.
Sometimes it'll get you past a grey-area or even get them to make an exception.
This free tip comes from one who has gotten one past the rules-makers many more times than I can count.
well my brother and i already have a car its just that we have to get a new cage installed in the car and then were ready to go.we were going to try for headwaters to have the car done but thats knida pushing the limit. i think were gonig to run at ojibwe tho. i hope
>A nice one Alan.
>can for car?
>Like tin-can on wheels?
>The N isn't even close to the R on my keyboard.
>And I know mine sounds like one.
Very funny, Randy.
The mind works in strange ways. I frequently add 'not' or leave out 'not' when I intended the opposite. I almost always type 'Europa' instead of 'Europe' first time through (except when I am referring to the Lotus car, then I type "Europe"). So, maybe my brain did mean something when I typed "can" instead of "car". Unfortunately, my brain isn't letting me in on it.
>well my brother and i already have a car its just that we
>have to get a new cage installed in the car and then were
>ready to go.we were going to try for headwaters to have the
>car done but thats knida pushing the limit. i think were gonig
> to run at ojibwe tho. i hope
For those with a short attention span, Nasa Rallysport requires you have a valid driver's license: that means, you have to be at least 16 (in most states), and this nicely answers the question as posted originally.
Question: what states have a minimum driver's license age lower than 16, and what is it?
One issue that I have brought up with JB is that some states have "Intermediate" licenses for 16 year olds. These licenses limit the driver to driving alone during certain hours. Outside of those hours, the driver must be accompanied by a person of a certain age or have a special work/school permit. If the event has very late stages, like Friday LSPR, such a driver would need to have a co-driver of that certain age.
Would these intermediate licenses be recognized in other states? If so, would the other state recognize the limitations as well, particularly if the other state didn't have an intermediate license? You might say "of course, they would recognize it", but I found instances of states that did not accept some instructional permits from other states, so it is possible that intermediate licenses may not recognize something called an "intermediate" license, thinking it is like an instructional license.
I also wondered if this means that the event registrar (or the person who checks the driver's license at registration) must be familiar with all this to know whether a particular license is valid in the state where the event is being held.