If you Stop for more than a few
seconds, for any reason,
let the leader know by Radio.
When coming to intersecting
trails or confusing turns, make sure the vehicle behind you sees
which way to turn before you proceed.
At an intersection
if you are not sure which way to turn,STOP. Don't guess and don't
proceed. Radio the person directly ahead by name for
If you decide to leave a
Run, or take a different Trail from the Leader, let the Leader and those
following you know that you are deviating from the
If a vehicle becomes stuck or
breaks down, let the other vehicles and the leader know to stop. Keep
other vehicles informed of the progress of repairs.
The driver of a disabled
vehicle needs to help with repairs. Even if not mechanically
competent he/she should not expect others to do all the work. (Do
something, even itit
is only to fetch tools.)
When a vehicle is disabled,
everyone should provide assistance as needed.
The driver of a disabled
vehicle that is repaired on the trail needs to return or replace any
borrowed tools, parts or supplies.
In the event of a rollover or
other dangerous situation with potential for a fire, all drivers should
rush to the scene with their fire extinguishers. Stop the engine and
extract the occupants immediately.
At an obstacle, the vehicle behind
should leave room for the vehicle ahead to negotiate the
obstacle. If the obstacle is "Challenging" the vehicle ahead should wait
just past the obstacle until the vehicle behind clears.
As soon as the vehicle behind clears the obstacle the first vehicle should pull
far ahead enough or clear the trail for the whole group to negotiate the
When approaching oncoming
traffic on a narrow road the leader should warn the following vehicles via
oncoming traffic on a narrow trail, the leader should let the oncoming
traffic know how many are in the group. The last vehicle should let
them know he is last.
When vehicles are passing from
the rear the last vehicle should warn the vehicles ahead via radio.
On very narrow trails, when
oncoming traffic approaches, use common sense. Whichever group can
more easily pull over should do so regardless of the Vehicle Code mentioned
On narrow trails, it is best to
leave generous space between vehicles in case you need to pull over to allow
oncoming traffic to pass. It is easier to find a single turnout than a
turnout for several vehicles.
On narrow trails, where
vehicles headed in one direction must pull off the trail, the leader of
the group that is proceeding should inform the other group how many
vehicles are following. The last vehicle in
the group that is proceeding should let the pulled over vehicles know that
he is last.
When approaching an obstacle
going uphill, the driver ahead should move far enough ahead to allow the
vehicle behind to clear the obstacle but remain close in case the
following vehicle needs to be pulled.
When an uphill bound driver
requests a spotter, it is usually best if the spotter come from a
vehicle behind if there is an experienced spotter aboard.
When going downhill it is
usually best if an experienced spotter comes from the vehicle ahead.
When stopped on a trail for a
break, all vehicles should allow room for other vehicles to pass..
Remove all trash and pick
up trash left by others.