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article imageNASCAR puts new rule in place for exiting cars after accident

By Mandy Robinson     Aug 15, 2014 in Sports
NASCAR has implemented a new rule about exiting a car while on the track after the death of Kevin Ward. Jr. Tony Stewart hit him while he was talking on the track.
This is all happening after the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who got out of his car and was hit by Tony Stewart. On Friday, ABC News shared this new rule that should help prevent this from happening again in the future.
Now if you are in a car and get into a wreck, you are not allowed to even take off your safety gear. The only reason you can get out of the car and walk out on the track is if there is smoke, your car is on fire or a similar situation. This will help keep something from happening in the future. Ward got out of his car because he was upset and wanted to confront Stewart, but it resulted in his death.
Drivers will be required to wait to get out of the car until a NASCAR or safety official tells them it is okay. Once out of the car, they can't go out on the track but instead are supposed to go to the nearest emergency vehicle.
If Kevin Ward Jr. had been told this rule, then maybe he would have survived and never got out of his car. The rule takes effect in NASCAR immediately but at this time they are not saying what will happen if you don't follow it.
This has race car drivers thinking twice about getting out of their car and even things they have done in the past. This new NASCAR rule should help save lives in the future and could be really helpful.
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