Last weekend during the FIA European Hillclimb Championship, three spectators died after a Mitsubishi rally car hit the crowd that was standing extremely close to the road on a high speed corner. The organizers of that event immediately banned all spectators from staying there in order to avoid further tragedies.
This issue with spectators standing next to the road during rallies has been a problem for decades and even though similar accidents have happened in the past, people still do this and expose themselves to a tremendous risk. We know that the organizers of such rallies are in charge of managing the crowds, but in the end it’s our responsibility to avoid these tragedies. Hopefully, it’s a lesson from which we’ll all learn.