Are you referring to the spotters? Or the people who are watching the action. Spotters have to be in front of the vehicle to guide the driver over obstacles. There are cases of some spotters who are novices that cause damage because they don't know what they are doing. But most spectators are told to get out of the way by most spotters to avoid driver confusion, as there is only one spotter, not several trying to guide the driver through obstacles. Yes, there are several instances where spectators get in the way, either to try to get a better view, or take pictures.