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Old 09-01-2011, 09:42 PM
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Limb test now given to F1 drivers - European origin

This is a test F1 drivers and Indy 500 drivers must now be documented to pass.

Essentially a same-side arm and leg coordination excercise, driver must be able to:
  • Move the right foot, off the ground, and the calf, in a clockwise circular motion.
  • While doing so, write the number 6 with the right hand, in the air directly in front of the right shoulder.

If left handed, the left side is tested.

Drivers qualify for competition if they can maintain movement of the foot clockwise. Failure indicates developing neuropathy and those candidates are routed to a physician as well as having driving privileges suspended until passing an in-depth evaluation, as that inability has been linked to collisions and dangerous driving characteristics. A physician administered evaluation takes a minimum of 7 days.

Legislation is making its way through the German Bundestag and if it becomes law, all drivers living in and visiting Germany will be given the test - NHTSA officials are closely watching its progress.

Prospective European Delivery customers should be aware that, if passed, the test is expected to be given on arrival in Germany!
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In reponse to that ruling 34 US states have announced that anyone who can walk and chew gum at the same time will be issued a drivers license. The other 16 states will allow anyone who can walk while carrying a pack of gum to drive.

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This is a test F1 drivers and Indy 500 drivers must now be documented to pass.

Essentially a same-side arm and leg coordination excercise, driver must be able to:
  • Move the right foot, off the ground, and the calf, in a clockwise circular motion.
  • While doing so, write the number 6 with the right hand, in the air directly in front of the right shoulder.

If left handed, the left side is tested.

Drivers qualify for competition if they can maintain movement the foot clockwise. Failure indicates developing neuropathy and those candidates are routed to a physician as well as having driving privileges suspended until passing an in-depth evaluation, as that inability has been linked to collisions and dangerous driving characteristics. A physician administered evaluation takes a minimum of 7 days.

Legislation is making its way through the German Bundestag and if it becomes law, all drivers living in and visiting Germany will be given the test - NHTSA officials are closing watching its progress.

Prospective European Delivery customers should be aware, as if passed, the test is expected to be given on arrival in Germany!
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:40 AM
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Capt'n; SD....I feel your pain.

Test is deceptively simple, isn't it?
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I'm sure this isn't real , but give it a try. Every time I wrote the number 6 with my hand, my foot would change directions and start rotating counterclockwise. Oh, well, guess I can't be an F1 pilot anymore.
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That just crushed my dreams of become an f1 pilot. I guess I'm just to angry to be in an f1 car.
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