Code Of Conduct
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct serves to articulate the essence of the behavior expected of all Adrenalin Rush Trail riders. Common sense and logic rule. As do, concern and respect towards fellow members and for the group.
Behavior shall be upheld in regard to safety, public image and brotherhood. Members should ensure their behavior aligned with the privilege that comes from belonging to a like-minded group of motorcycle enthusiasts. Actions deemed by the staff to have a negative impact on the group will be grounds for a discussion, warning or a bus ticket.
Obligations of all riders are also applicable to all A.R.T staff. Our staff are expected to lead by example and perform their duties in a fair, unbiased and responsible manner. Any misuse of authority will be brought to the attention of the shareholders and an investigation with appropriate disciplinary action shall ensue.
RULES OF THE ROAD
- Members should ride in a friendly and courteous manner, showing respect for other road users and refraining from altercations whenever possible.
- Members are expected to assist fellow bikers in distress.
- It is the responsibility of members to ensure their capacity to ride is not impaired by alcohol or other substances. In the interest of the riders’ and the Groups’ welfare, the Lead Guide is empowered to ban a guest from joining a ride if he feels that member’s capacity to ride safely has been compromised.
- On group rides, bikes must be roadworthy, gassed up and ready to ride.
- Riders should assemble for a briefing by the guides at least five minutes before departure at which time ride details will be given including route map, contact numbers, scheduled stops, etc.
- On group rides, riders should maintain position and avoid overtaking other bikes whenever possible
- If necessary, to overtake another bike, the passing bike must get acknowledgment from the bike being passed.
- Riders should not overtake the lead bike. If the lead bike is accidentally passed in traffic, the erring bike should slow down and allow the lead bike to pass and then safely rejoin the pack
- Riders should be familiar with riding formations and hand signals. A.R.T will cover appropriate information in the pre-ride meeting
- Recognizing different levels of riding ability and capacity of bikes, members should ride within their comfort zone. Lead bike and sweeper will endeavor to set a pace appropriate to traffic and road conditions.
- Group riding is to be enjoyed by all and is not a race. Members should stay together as a group to improve visibility, safety and enjoyment. Members should adopt the “buddy” system by keeping a close watch on bike directly in front and the bike directly behind them, watching for mechanical problems, rider fatigue, etc.
- Left and right rear-view mirrors are mandatory to ensure safety, particularly in group riding situations.
- In event of an accident, riders should stop as quickly and safely as possible and await instructions from the Guides. All situations differ but common sense should prevail. The first riders on scene may be expected to; direct traffic, assist the fallen rider, clear the fallen bike, etc.
- Helmets are mandatory as per Vietnam’s Laws.
- Speeding – try to remain within 10 kph of speed limits
Speed limits in Vietnam
Within cities and towns: 40 kph
Highways: 60 kph unless posted otherwise
Traffic tends to move quite slow, often for good reason. At ART we have mapped out various safe spots to let the bikes loose while minimizing risk. Rest assured the posted speeds are more than fast enough for most of the highways that embody the Adrenaline Rush Trail.
Problems between members are best sorted out directly or through an intermediary. It is understood all efforts to resolve any conflicts at this level will have been exerted prior to lodging a formal complaint.
- Any rider has the right to file a formal complaint to the staff concerning the actions of a fellow rider. Complaints will not be handled in a confidential manner to ensure fairness and transparency of the process.
- The Staff will evaluate the complaint and initiate an appropriate investigation. This will include an opportunity for all parties to explain their side.
- All will be considered in a fair and balanced manner maintaining as paramount the best interests of the group. Therefore, all decisions from the Disciplinary Process are deemed appropriate, immediately effective and unappealable.
These can range from minor to serious and are simply a matter of common sense. It is not possible to list all types of offences here; however, here are a few.
- Excessive speed through heavy traffic
- Disappearing or taking off from the group
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Trick riding or stunting
- Deliberate, repeated locking of the wheels or burning rubber
- Inappropriate rides
- Endangering the safety of others
- Acts of Disrespect to the local people, their culture and the environment.
An inappropriate act by a member can bring disgrace and discredit to the entire group and its members and will be appropriately dealt with. Common sense is the rule Watch out for yourself; watch out for your brothers; refrain from behavior which would damage the reputation of or bring harm to either.
This can range from verbal warnings, fines, suspension and even expulsion from the ride. However, it is given that the guides will exercise extreme prudence, so the actions are appropriate to committed offences.
All A.R.T participants will sign off on this Code of Conduct at the clubhouse before the ride commences.
In Closing, I will just say once again that we will always do our best to provide you with the experience you are looking for, without compromising safety. And finally. I asked a group of kids what they thought the rules should be and this is what they said…
- Everybody have fun
- Nobody get hurt
- Respect. This includes equipment, other people, the environment and of course yourself.