FIA President Jean Todt has chaired a special meeting to create new safety measures after recent tragic incidents, including an accident which saw six spectators killed when a car veered off the road in the A Coruna rally in Spain.

The FIA has produced a 'comprehensive action plan' in reaction to the accidents to ensure the highest levels of safety for spectators, competitors and organisers is maintained.

The plan outlines that all authorities organising rallies with increased dangers must adhere to FIA guidelines and National Sport Authorities. The FIA will also increase its education programmes on spectator safety.

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Perhaps most importantly, the FIA states it will create a task force of FIA experts to support rally organisers to ensure they follow strict safety guidelines which the governing body says will be implemented across the world.

"The aim of the action plan is to have a positive influence in rally safety around the world, from local grass roots events through to the pinnacle of the sport at World Rally Championship level," an FIA statement read.