Interpretation of Roads

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There 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 these classes:

* 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, etc.

* 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 may not.

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, etc.

* 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 the area.

* 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 them!

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Daemian Mahabir
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John Powell
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