SAFE DRIVING OPERATIONS (CON'T.)
✔ Excessive speed is a common driver error and a
frequent cause of accidents. Adjust your speed to
existing conditions (road surface, visibility, weather,
etc.) no matter what the posted speed limit may be.
Drive at a speed that gives you safe control of your
vehicle at all times.
✔ Do not permit riders on the outside of a tracked vehicle
unless ordered to do so by the vehicle commander.
✔ Warn the crew when you are about to cross a ditch,
climb an obstacle, or take any action that might cause
the crew members to be caught off balance.
✔ When a tracked vehicle gets out of control and over-
turns, it is safer to stay in the vehicle than to try to get
out while the vehicle is still moving. You may receive
slight injuries from being thrown against metal parts; but
if you try to leave the vehicle, it may roll over and crush
✔ Once the vehicle stops moving, get out as fast as
possible because spilled fuel and oils may catch on
fire. The first thing the driver should do in such an
emergency is shut-off the engine and turn off the master
power switch to minimize the fire hazard.
Failure to comply with the above
procedures may result in serious injury
or death of personnel.