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 directions.
If you decide to leave a Run early, or take a different Trail from the Leader, let the Leader and those following you know that you are deviating from the Leader’s route.
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 it it 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 obstacle..
When approaching oncoming traffic on a narrow road the leader should warn the following vehicles via radio.
When meeting 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 below.
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. The “conventional signal” is for the last vehicle driver to hold up a closed hand indicating no vehicles behind.
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.