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Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)

Guests with disabilities may bring in wheelchairs and motorized scooters with three or more wheels that comply with the ADA wheelchair footprint to be used as a mobility device.

The maximum speed for any powered mobility device is equal to walking pedestrians. Anyone operating their mobility device, regardless of type, in a manner deemed unsafe will be warned to use their mobility device appropriately.

Rules of operation:
  • All mobility devices, including OPDMDs, will be hand-screened by Security.
  • Operators of mobility devices must yield to pedestrians.
  • No device can be attached to any mobility device while at the Fair.
  • OPDMD device greater than 24" x 48" may only be used when the anticipated attendance is less than 31,500. Not all facilities and areas are accessible for mobility devices that are greater than 48" in length.
  • An OPDMD may not be left unattended at any time. The exceptions are wheelchairs and scooters that are in the Grandstand for concerts or by the fence at the Avenue Stage.
  • The Del Mar Fairgrounds and 22nd District Agricultural Association (22nd DAA) is not responsible for any theft or damage of any unattended OPDMD.
  • No mobility device may be used in an area that has a turning radius of less than 3" per 12" of length of their device. (For example, the ADA footprint for a standard wheelchair is 48 inches; therefore, there would need to be 60 inches (5 feet) of clear turning radius for a device to be considered accessible in the area). A path of travel must be the width of the device plus 3 feet for other pedestrians.
  • No OPDMD may be stationary less than 20 feet from any entrance or exit. The only exception is if foot traffic is at a standstill.
  • An OPDMD must be less than 84" in height, including occupant(s), to be inside any building with standard doors.
  • OPDMDs may be restricted from any area the general public may enter if the Fairgrounds has determined usage of an OPDMD is inappropriate or unsafe.
  • OMPMD must have three or more wheels. Exceptions will be made for Segways that are used as a mobility device.
  • If an individual chooses not to comply, he or she will be asked to leave the Fairgrounds property.

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