An act relating to auto racing. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

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UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 05/19/18 13 REG. SESS. 13 RS BR 1038

AN ACT relating to auto racing.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:


(1) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:

(a) "Ambulance" has the same meaning as in KRS 311A.010;

(b) "Ambulance provider" has the same meaning as in KRS 311A.010;

(c) "Automobile race track" or "race track" means an oval or round track, or a drag strip, comprised of asphalt, concrete, dirt, or other surface on which a race or exhibition is conducted by automobiles or trucks; and

(d) "Emergency medical technician" or "EMT" has the same meaning as in KRS 311A.010.

(2) An automobile race or exhibition shall not be conducted on a race track in Kentucky unless there is available at the track facility at least one (1) ambulance and no less than two (2) emergency medical technicians.

(3) An automobile race track shall, on a paid or voluntary basis, contract with an ambulance provider or medical first response provider for the provision of emergency medical services during the duration of a race or exhibition at the track facility.

(4) The ambulance and emergency medical technicians shall be located in a suitable area that:

(a) Is readily accessible to the race track;

(b) Allows the ambulance to access all areas of the race track in a timely manner; and

(c) Protects the emergency medical technicians from the vehicles participating in the race.

(5) If an ambulance leaves its designated area to respond to an accident on the race track, the race shall not be continued until another ambulance is provided or the first ambulance returns.

(6) (a) A driver involved in an accident on the race track that causes considerable damage to the vehicle or any noticeable injury to the driver shall be checked by the EMTs on duty and cleared to participate before returning to the racing event.

(b) If the driver declines medical attention, he or she shall sign a waiver denoting that medical attention was refused.

(c) A driver who refuses to sign the medical waiver or accept medical attention shall not be permitted to continue the race.

(7) A violation of this section shall result in the imposition of a fine not to exceed:

(a) Five hundred dollars ($500) for a first offense; and

(b) One thousand dollars ($1,000) for a second or subsequent offense.

(8) This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Billy Carroll Wooldridge Act."

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