Originally Posted by SuperV
I know safety is KEY but we did all sign waivers, and if passengers are wearing helmets, why not be allowed to hop in. Even intermediate class as well. I understand beginner. I think if we paid for the event we should have a say about it? Just asking if anyone else shares the same thoughts.
A ride-along can be a distraction to the driver (conversations, giggling, screaming, etc.). They may also cause a driver to drive beyond their abilities just to show off. I'm only an intermediate driver, but I can understand why ride-alongs are only allowed in the advanced/instructor group.