|by: Randy Burleson
Daily Trail Release, Waiver of Liability, & Indemnity Agreement
Adapted with permission from the Red Rock Fourwheelers Club
Sorry to slow the fun by making you wade through a bunch of legal-ese, but before you hit the trail, you'll be asked to sign the following release waiver. I'm sad that we can't take personal responsibility for granted, but in this increasingly litigious society, a disclaimer is a necessary precaution. It should also remind us that this is serious business and that we all have to be responsible for our own actions. If you need a spotter on a trail, ask. If you feel uncomfortable spotting for someone else, say so -- we'll have plenty of experienced folks on hand. Open communication is the only way to have a safe, fun event where everyone can learn.
Above all, we want to have fun and enjoy our hobby. If we keep that in mind, we won't have any problems. The trails we are on may range from 2WD high clearance roads... to extreme trails that *will* likely cause damage. Work with your trail leader to ensure that your skills and your vehicle are up to the trail you have chosen. Communicate!
By completing this form I hereby apply to 4x4Wire to participate in the four-wheel drive event indicated below. With my signature below, I certify that I have read, understand, and accept the following representation, stipulations, and waiver. I further understand that 4x4Wire, property owners, or lessees will not accept financial or legal liability for any injury or occurrence arising from 4x4Wire activities and that accordingly, my participation in such activities must be at my own risk. I understand that my operation of a motor vehicle in this event subjects me to all laws and requirements respecting operation of a motor vehicle, and I agree to abide by all applicable laws, including:
I expressly assume financial and/or legal liability for all risks of injury to persons who accompany me on 4x4Wire activities, including family members, guests, friends, and acquaintances, and all other persons who accompany me in my registered vehicle. Furthermore, I agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless 4x4Wire from any and all losses, costs, damages, expenses, and attorney's fees arising out of my participation or the participation of persons who accompany me in 4x4Wire-related activities.
WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED BY ALL DRIVERS & PASSENGERS
(for any participant under the age of majority, a parent, the minor's legal guardian, or adult responsible for the minors must sign this release form and write the word "MINOR" and their age next to the minor's name)
Vehicle Model, Make, & License Number:
Participants -- Driver and Passengers:
(Printed Name, Signature, and Date for each participant)