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are three (3) different classes of roads based on their surface
type. The classes are ranked in order from highest to lowest
as paved, unpaved and grassy. The following rules apply to
* The Fifty-Percent rule - a road is considered to be of
whatever surface covers more than fifty percent of it. If
more than fifty percent is paved, then it is considered paved,
* The Hierarchy rule - All roads of equal or higher class
will be shown, while lower class roads may be shown. So, if
you are on a paved road, all paved roads will be shown - unpaved
and grassy roads may not. If you are on an unpaved road, all
unpaved as well as paved roads will be shown - grassy roads
For roads to be considered, they must conform to the following:
* For as far as it is reasonably possible to see from the
junction, the road must appear to continue on and must not
appear to end in a Driveway, Car Park or Private Property.
* It must not have any signs or painted lines, which either
prohibit entry or indicate that the road ends. No Entry, Dead
End, No Through Traffic, Private Road or Road Closed, a white
line completely across the road at the junction, painted arrows
or words (e.g. No Right Turn), an unbroken curb across the
entrance to a road, or double white lines in the road all
change the meaning of a junction.
* For as far as it is reasonably possible to see, the road
must not have any mechanism for locking it off from public
use. This includes barriers, gates, chains, pole mechanisms,
* If it is not clear whether a road leads anywhere, or there
are conflicting signs or objects, the road is deemed to be
questionable, and will be denoted on the route sheet by a
question mark (?).
* A roadway, especially unpaved or grassy, could be outlined
by painted lines in an otherwise open area, or simply consist
of a worn car-path.
A few other things the rallyist should keep in mind are:
* Every road junction must be considered based on what it
appears to be, and not based on any personal knowledge of
* An instruction is given only if there is a choice of paths
and you must be told which to take. No option, no instruction.
* Never cross a Double White Line to enter or leave a road.
* Painted triangles should be treated as though the entire
painted enclosure were a raised culvert - never drive over
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