Pit Riding

I posted this in chat and I thought I would start a thread. Here goes - for several years now pit riding has always been restricted to first gear idle only. Recently the penalty for ignoring the rule has been starting backwards. Some guys just never get it and this is one of my pet peeves as I have young kids. It turns out that the worst offenders are typically the pee-wees and parents. Now, we get the notice that, thanks to these parents that think rules don't apply to them, there is no, I repeat, NO pit riding allowed on night before race day as well as race day. What say you? :rant:
never been in a race before so what you are saying is in the pits you cant ride your bike around to say another persons tent/van/truck or whatever ?