Keeping the rally participants (both the competitors and the visitors) in safe is the primary task for the rally Organizers. And it's definitely nothing easy. The total length of many rallies usualy takes thousands of kilometers and although the protected specials stages feature only a fraction of the whole route, it's still significantly bigger mileage to be managed than e.g. on circuits. In addition, rally organizers have to built all safety arrangements and features from the ground and in places, which are usually used for common public living. All these factors put extraordinary requirements on the rally organizers and their preparations. The rally route safety has several important steps. All of them are required for establishing the working spectators' management and safety arrangements at the rallies:
- Choice of appropriate locations for special stages and spectators' places
- Establishing the reliable team of organizers, officials and marshals and providing them with appropriate training
- Designing the safety arrangements corresponding to expected spectators' visit
- Physical realisation of the safety features at the stages before the rally
- Securing the working of the safety arrangements during the rally
- Removal of all rally arrangements from the place after the event ends
These base stones are the key to the success. Don't forget, that rallies are run on common roads, between the fields and in villages. Competitions often influence lives of many people who are not connected with the rallies in anyway, but their tolerance allows organizing of the events in aprticular places. It's important to reduce as most as possible any impacts of rallysport on the landscape and the local folks.