These procedures should be followed by all Club Members when travelling with three or more vehicles, to ensure the safety of our members and every other road user.
- The very first rule of the convoy is to travel with headlights on.
- On the open highway travel at the speed of the slowest vehicle or the speed limit, whichever is lower.
- Travel with distance between each vehicle so that faster vehicles can safely overtake one vehicle at a time. NO TAILGATING IN THE CONVOY!!!
- If a semi-trailer is slowly gaining on you, make sure there is plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front.
- REMEMBER: In the north, some semis are towing up to three trailers (50m).
- In convoys at night, the person in the rear should warn the convoy of any vehicles preparing to overtake through the convoy.
- Keep in contact with all other vehicles in the convoy via CB radio. That being said try to keep the allocated channel clear for necessary convoy communications.
- If there are any signs of danger, eg a cow strolling onto the road, alert all other people in the convoy.
- If travelling on a dual lane highway remember that you MUST travel in the left lane unless overtaking. This applies when the speed limit is 80km/hr or higher and is the LAW!!!
Off Road Convoys
- In off-road convoys make sure that you are always in sight of the vehicle behind you.
- When vehicles are tackling an off-road obstacle, those behind must wait until the vehicle in front has safely negotiated the obstacle.
- You are responsible for the person behind you.
- At intersections with a number of possible turns, make sure the vehicle behind you turns in the correct direction.
- The last vehicle is responsible for any gates.
- No matter how bad or dangerous someone else's driving may be, on the road or off, steer clear, be cautious and keep your head.
- Drive defensively and remember common sense.