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09.12.64.00.htm 09.12.64.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 64 Amusement Ride Safety Standard for Go-Kart Operations Authority: Business Regulation Article, §3-307―3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.64.01.htm 09.12.64.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter applies to go-kart operations.. B. This chapter does not preclude or preempt the applicability of COMAR 09.12.62 to go-kart operations.
09.12.64.02.htm 09.12.64.02. 02 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that go-karts in the State are safely designed, operated, and maintained.
09.12.64.03.htm 09.12.64.03. 03 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Go-kart operation" means a facility having at least one track on which at least one kart operates.2) "Kart" means a self-propelled motorized vehicle that is designed to be driven on a go-kart track where the driver has full control over acceleration from a stopped position, deceleration, stopping, and steering of the vehicle.3) "Operator" means a person who directly controls
09.12.64.04.htm 09.12.64.04. 04 Manual.. A. Each owner of a go-kart operation shall develop a detailed written operational manual for the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of the go-kart operation.B. Each owner shall ensure that the manual is legible, in English, and readily accessible to operators.C. The manual shall include:. 1) Manufacturer specifications for kart maintenance, repair, operation, and inspection;. 2) Track maintenance and repair procedures;.
09.12.64.05.htm 09.12.64.05. 05 Posted Warning Signs.. A. At the entrance to the track, at the pit area, and at the ticket booth, the owner shall post a sign conveying the following instructions:1) Obey all instructions given by the operator;. 2) The following activities are strictly prohibited:. a) Use of a kart when under the influence of alcohol or drugs;. b) Bumping karts together;. c) Smoking in a kart or in any area posted with a no smoking sign; and. d) Weaving, cutting off, or horseplay on the track;.
09.12.64.06.htm 09.12.64.06. 06 Daily Inspections.. A. The owner shall ensure that a go-kart operation is inspected each day before the start of operation.B. The inspection and test shall be made:. 1) By an owner or operator experienced and instructed in the proper assembly and operation of the amusement ride or attraction; and2) In accordance with the specifications included in the manual.. C. The owner shall inspect the go-kart operation to determine that the karts, tracks, and facility:.
09.12.64.07.htm 09.12.64.07. 07 Control of Operation.. A. A kart shall be operated in accordance with the manual as required in Regulation .04 of this chapter.B. The owner shall authorize each operator to prevent unsafe conditions.. C. The owner shall provide a sufficient number of operators to ensure that:. 1) Karts are operated in a safe manner; and. 2) Riders comply with the posted signs.. D. When determining the number of operators to provide, the owner shall take into account the:.
09.12.64.08.htm 09.12.64.08. 08 Design Criteria.. A. Track.. 1) The go-kart track shall be designed so that paths do not cross at any location.. 2) Track Surface. The track surface shall:. a) Be hard and smooth;. b) Be kept free of ruts, holes, and bumps; and. c) Except for a slick track, provide road grip sufficient to enable a kart to be driven safely at the operating speed.3) Loading and Unloading Area.. a) Each track shall have a designated area for loading and unloading passengers..
09.12.64.09.htm 09.12.64.09. 09 General Environment.. A. If weather conditions make visibility by the operator or rider insufficient to ensure safe operation, the go-kart track shall be closed.B. During night-time operation, illumination adequate to ensure safe operation shall be provided..
09.12.64.10.htm 09.12.64.10. 10 Fire Protection.. A. At each go-kart operation:. 1) At least one fire extinguisher shall be located in the:. a) Pit area of each track;. b) Refueling area; and. c) Garage;. 2) Fire extinguishers shall be located in the infield area as necessary to ensure safety and ready access.B. The fire extinguishers shall be:. 1) Prominently marked; and. 2) Easily accessible.. C. No Smoking Sign.. 1) A no smoking sign shall be posted in the pit area of each track, refueli
09.12.64.9999.htm 09.12.64.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 28, 1990 (17:10 Md. R. 1219). Regulation .06D amended effective April 13, 1992 (19:7 Md. R. 745). Regulation .07 amended effective April 13, 1992 (19:7 Md. R. 745). Regulation .08 amended effective April 13, 1992 (19:7 Md. R. 745).
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