GENERAL GUIDE


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Switch on your headlights whenever you are in a convoy for easy identification.
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Depends on the size of the convoy, we may break into groups of convoy.
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There should be a LEADER and a SWEEPER in each convoy where the Leader directs the convoy while the Sweeper looks out for anyone left behind. Another job for the Sweeper is to help block traffic behind to facilitate overtaking of convoy in front. Once the Sweeper is sure that the traffic is blocked, he/she will walkie the cars in front to move in. All members should stay alert on this as it helps to clear us out when we are caught in the middle of a traffic light or road hogging vehicle in front.
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Do keep to a reasonable driving speed and the Leader must instruct to the convoy when speeding up or slowing down. Don't break the convoy. Stick to the 2-second rule, which means making sure the distance between your car and the car in front is separated by a gap of 2 secs. Take an imaginary marking, say a lamp post that the front car is passing by, and count to 2 seconds before your own car passes the same lamp post.
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If for any reason you are held back by a big trailer, please take extra care when doing overtaking. Do not overtake when you come to a slope or a bend. Also, do not rely too much on the information given from the car in front because the judgement on the speed of the opposite car may be different from the way you will do overtaking.
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Every member in the convoy is responsible of the vehicle directly behind. Inform the Leader if you have lost sight of your rear vehicle so that the convoy and slow down to wait for the rest to catch-up or to check on the situation behind.
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Keep in line with the convoy. If you are the 3rd vehicle, stay in that position throughout the convoy. Do not overtake the convoy vehicle infront of you.
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Do not break from the convoy unless in emergency. Either the Leader or the Sweeper must be informed.
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Participate in the conversation with your communication tool and warn your rear convoy vehicle on any danger infront. Also, help to lookout for oncoming traffic condition from the opposite direction and warn your rear convoy vehicle during overtaking.
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This applies to both onroad and offroad convoying.

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