TT Rollbars (and "broomstick" rule)

AudiBiTurbo at AudiBiTurbo at
Wed Dec 11 01:31:49 EST 2002

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The NEQ (at my urging, amongst *plenty* others) has officially adopted the
"broomstick rule," which is common to any PCA (Porsche Club of America)
folks.  Simply stated, you take a flat edge (a broomstick handle does, in
fact, work perfectly) and go across the car from the top of the windshield
frame to the top of the rear structure (usually a roll bar or hoops).  With
the driver and passenger (instrurctor) seated as normal AND wearing thier
helmets (helmets EASILY add 2+ inches to the top of your head), there must be
a 2" clearance from the helmet to the broomstick.  Really simple, good safety

I personally saw 3 cars on thier roof at driver's education events this year
with various clubs (ACCNA included).  It does happen, and in every case it
happened to a good driver, drivers you would NOT expect it to happen to.

Mark Rosenkrantz
Marker510 at

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