The safety of all Driver's Education events depends in great part upon the proper observance of the various signal flags.
The flags Peachstate Region PCA use are:
- The Red Flag is displayed in a waiving fashion and indicates serious trouble on the course. When the red flag is out all cars must stop as soon and as
safely as possible within view of a manned corner station. Cars must remain stopped, at the edge of the roadway, just on the track, until the red flag is
withdrawn or replaced with a black or yellow flag. A black flag after a red flag will indicate to all drivers to proceed at reduced speed to the pits. A
yellow flag following a red flag will indicate to all drivers that they may proceed at a reduced speed with no overtaking until given the all clear to
continue at speed.
- A Standing Yellow Flag indicates trouble on the course ahead (a car off the road, dirt on the track, etc.) Reduce speed and take caution.
A waiving Yellow Flag indicates imminent danger ahead. Proceed with extreme caution at greatly reduced speed and be prepared to stop. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OVERTAKING BE ALLOWED DURING A YELLOW FLAG CONDITION.
- The Green Flag indicates the course is clear. If no flag is displayed, you may assume that the track is in a Green Flag condition.
- The Checkered Flag indicates the end of the session. It will be displayed only at the Start/Finish line. After passing the Start/Finish line and
observing the checkered flag. Do Not Brake. Reduce speed and complete one cool down lap at moderate speed and exit the track onto pit lane.
Blue with Yellow Diagonal
- Passing flag (advisory). A faster car is attempting to pass. See passing rules.
Red and Yellow
- Debris flag (advisory). Slippery track conditions exist. Possibly, oil, sand, dirt, fluids or debris (car parts). Proceed with caution.
- (advisory) Caution! Emergency or a slow moving vehicle on track.
- The Black Flag is used as a warning to a particular driver or to bring the complete session to the pits for a conference.
When used to warn a particular driver, the flagger on the Start/Finish line or at a Black Flag Station will point the Black Flag to the car
being flagged as it passes the station. In addition, the car # may be displayed at the Black Flag Station. The driver should acknowledge the
Black Flag with a hand signal and proceed at reduced speed, with caution, to the pits where he will report to the Pit Marshal. The Black Flag
may indicate either mechanical trouble or incorrect driving behavior.
When used to bring all cars to the pits, it will be displayed in the standing position at the Start/Finish line and at the Black Flag Station
(Should the track have one) and may be displayed with a sign "ALL." All cars will proceed at a reduced speed to the pits and follow the
instructions of the Pit Marshall.
Extreme carelessness, unsafe behavior, or failure to respond to a Black Flag signal may result in expulsion from the event at the discretion of
the Chief Instructor and/or the Event Chairman.
We will invoke the "2/3 rule" for drivers who have been signaled a Black Flag. If you are Black-Flagged 2 times in one day, or 3 times in two
days, you will be asked to excuse yourself from the remainder of the event.