Town of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton as Ch. 18 of the 1979 Code.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 94.
Noise — See Ch. 235.
Special events — See Ch. 283.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 312.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 320.
Zoning — See Ch. 330.
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter was adopted pursuant to § 130 of the Town Law and § 7 of the General Business Law.

§ 267-1 Conduct on private property.

Public automobile, motorcycle and bicycle races, competitions, time trials, drag racing, tests and exhibits shall be permitted as hereinafter prescribed, provided that such events are conducted on private property not zoned exclusively for residential or business use and not located within 1,000 yards of any church, synagogue or other place of public worship regularly used as such at the time that the use of the private property for the conduct of such events commences.

§ 267-2 Compliance with certain rules and regulations.

A. 
All regular track events at the Bridgehampton Racetrack will be conducted in accordance with current Sports Car Club of America General Competition Rules, including Solo Events Regulations, a copy of which shall be available for examination in the office of the Town Clerk.
B. 
All drag racing competitions and/or time trials conducted on any track within the township shall be conducted in accordance with the current National Hot Rod Association of California Safety Rules, a copy of which shall be available for examination in the office of the Town Clerk.

§ 267-3 Safety equipment.

[Amended 3-24-1981]
A. 
No vehicles shall be permitted to compete in any race, contest or competition without the safety equipment specified in the aforementioned rules and regulations.
B. 
Medical/rescue, drag racing and/or time trials.
(1) 
One ambulance, fully equipped for accident care and meeting federal and state requirements as a functional emergency ambulance. Must include:
(a) 
Sound and visual warning devices, fully functional.
(b) 
Ability to transport at least two injured persons.
(c) 
On-board oxygen, and suction with proper administration equipment for each.
(d) 
Backboards, one long and one short.
(e) 
Ambulance medical kit (portable). [See Subsection B(2).]
(2) 
Medical equipment.
(a) 
Ambulance medical kit (required for each ambulance):
[1] 
Oxygen tank (a minimum of 500 pounds per square inch) with proper administration equipment, including mask and catheters.
[2] 
Self-inflating respirator with mask and adapters.
[3] 
Oral airways, three.
[4] 
Suction apparatus.
[5] 
Plastic inflatable splints, minimum one full arm and full leg, or FRAC-PAC.
[6] 
Rare traction splint or suitable method for immobilization of an entire lower extremity.
[7] 
Cervical immobilization collars, minimum three sizes each, small, medium and large.
[8] 
Triangular bandages for slings, four.
[9] 
Four-inch Kling bandages, three.
[10] 
Four-inch roller gauze, two.
[11] 
Four-inch elastic ACE bandages, three.
[12] 
Four-by-four-inch gauze pads, two.
[13] 
Oval eye pads, 12.
[14] 
Sterilized burn pack (dated material).
[15] 
One sheet and one blanket.
[16] 
Sand bags for immobilization, minimum four.
[17] 
Heavy bandage scissors.
[18] 
Sugar packs, individual size such as in restaurants, one dozen.
[19] 
Salt tablets, 325 milligrams, 100.
[20] 
Saline solution.
[21] 
Distilled water, one gallon.
[22] 
Bandaids.
[23] 
Roll of aluminum foil.
[24] 
Roll of plastic film (Saran Wrap).
[25] 
Phisohex or similar antiseptic soap.
(3) 
Personnel.
(a) 
Two emergency medical technicians to man ambulances assigned with up-to-date certifications.
(b) 
Drivers for the ambulance.
(4) 
Track medical facility. An enclosed medical area which is clean, dry, with good lighting and of such size as to accommodate treatment of two patients simultaneously. A public telephone must be readily available to the race chairman.
(5) 
Operating rules.
(a) 
Ambulance and personnel must be on duty during all races and/or time trials.
(b) 
Medical personnel and driver shall remain near their vehicles.
(c) 
The operator of the track must, before starting the racing and/or time events, brief the ambulance personnel on their duties and completely familiarize them with the property, including all entrances, regular and emergency exits and the location of the nearest primary hospital and secondary hospital. A map must be furnished to the vehicle driver.
(d) 
Hospital routes. The race chairman must establish an optimum route to a local primary and secondary hospital prior to a race event and distribute a map of this to the vehicle driver.
(e) 
Personnel identification. All medical rescue personnel must be immediately identifiable by some other means other than the usual pass (i.e., armband, tie or vest, jackets, etc.).
(f) 
Racing activity. When the track is unattended by an ambulance and medical personnel or the ambulance is en route to or from the hospital, all racing or time trials must stop at once. No compromise is permissible.
C. 
Fire/rescue.
(1) 
One fire truck shall be placed so as to be capable of reaching any place within one minute. (It can be a small truck with the capability of carrying equipment.)
(2) 
A backup vehicle for delivering extra dry powder equipment in the event the primary unit expends its powder on an individual fire.
(3) 
One wrecker capable of raising any vehicle used in the events. (This may also serve as a fire truck.)
(4) 
Equipment, minimum per vehicle:
(a) 
Dry chemical only: 200 pounds total, of which one unit shall be not less than 125 pounds capacity with at least 30 feet of one-and-five-tenths-inch hose with high volume and discharge rate nozzle.
(b) 
Two trained fire persons on each vehicle clothed with regulation fire helmets complete with face shield, bunker coat and pants (preferably of Nomex material), at least knee-height fire boots and gloves.
(c) 
Accessory equipment, a minimum of two sets either on the wrecker or fire truck:
[1] 
Sharp knife.
[2] 
Bolt cutters, three-foot.
[3] 
Fire axe.
[4] 
Pry bars, two-foot and six-foot.
[5] 
Halligan tool (compound forcible-entry tool) or equivalent.
[6] 
Rope, three-quarter-inch nylon or strap (6,000 pounds test), 30 feet.
[7] 
A bow saw (thirty-inch blades) or an equivalent tool.
[8] 
A tool box containing:
[a] 
Vise-grip pliers.
[b] 
Hammer, five pounds.
[c] 
Cold chisel, nine inches by one inch.
[d] 
Small pry bar.
[e] 
Screwdrivers, flat head and Phillips.
[f] 
Y-shaped chisel.
[g] 
Tin shears.
[h] 
Hacksaw and blades.
[i] 
Adjustable crescent wrenches, large and small.
[9] 
Oil dry compound.
[10] 
Fifty pounds of Class D powder to cover any incident of Class D fires, such as magnesium, etc.

§ 267-4 Inspection of vehicles and operators.

A. 
Appropriate inspection of vehicles both as to safety equipment and adequate noise abatement or muffler equipment will be caused to be made by the owners or lessors of the track.
B. 
Inspection of vehicles and operators may also be made by any Town of Southampton police officer at any reasonable time prior to competition.

§ 267-5 Notification of Police Department prior to major events.

The Police Department, Town of Southampton, shall be notified 14 days in advance of any major scheduled public event. For purposes of this section, "major events" shall be defined as events at which it is anticipated that there will be in excess of 5,000 spectators.

§ 267-6 Days and hours permitted.

A. 
Racing is prohibited on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, except such Mondays as shall be designated as legal holidays, unless a written special permit therefor shall have been issued by the Town Clerk, who shall issue such permit only relative to events officially recognized as state, national or international competitions.
B. 
Racing is permitted on Friday and Saturday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and is permitted on Sunday between the hours of 1:05 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
C. 
Driver's school, testing of showroom cars and practice of vehicles is permitted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
D. 
Race vehicles may be tested on Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

§ 267-7 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 19-1990]
Any owner, firm, partnership, associate, lessor, lessee or corporation, and any agent or employee thereof, of any racetrack or vehicle operating illegally thereat who, at the time of any violation or violations hereinbefore enumerated, was present and knew or should have known said violation or violations were being committed on said premises shall be deemed to have committed a violation of this chapter. Any violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as a violation and shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $1,000 or 15 days imprisonment, or both, for each and every violation.