MBCK Convoy rules

The following is a list of rules intended as a guide to the behavior expected of members and guests whilst participating in any MBCK Drive..

These guidelines are crucial to ensuring the safety of participants and members of the public,and to ensure participants arrive at the destination as a group.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE DETAILS BELOW REGARDING THE MBCK CONVOY

Pacesetter Car

The Lead Car must adjust speed at all times to conform with the set speed limits; this will therefore set the pace of convoy

Middle Sweeper:

The Middle Sweeper ensures Members in the middle are ok, he will alternate between the Lead Pack and Trailing Pack.

Sweeper

The sweeper keeps visual contact with the Lead Car (if possible) and ensures the convoy is in formation. The Sweeper is the last car in the Convoy.

GENERAL CONVOY RULES & PRE-DRIVE CHECKLIST

1) SPEED LIMIT

There is an existing speed limit of 100 KPH. All participants are required to adhere to this to ensure safety of participants and to avoid getting arrested or attracting fines.

2) SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

MBCK will not tolerate the abuse of controlled substances or alcohol by any individual wishing to participate in the event.

3) THE LAWS OF KENYA: TRAFFIC ACT

Each and every participant is required to observe the Traffic Act as defined by the Laws of Kenya. Violation of these may lead to disqualification. In the event that a participant violates a traffic law and is arrested or fined, MBCK will not be responsible.

4) GENERAL ITEMS

• Arrive at the starting point in good time for the briefing on the route and destination of the trip.

• If you are unexpectedly running late, let the organizers know.

• Keep good distance with the car you are following.

• Overtake only when legal and safe to do so.

• If a member of the group or public wants to overtake you, please let them. Don’t close up the gap to the car in front of you and force the overtaking car into a dangerous maneuver.

• Do not commit the cardinal sin of overtaking the trip leader.

• If you are not the last car and you make a turn or go through lights that change, wait for the car behind to catch up.

• Allow other drivers to move in and out of your convoy. Be patient in letting them find their place and pass them if necessary when they settle in a bad spot.

• If you are going to leave the group before the end of the trip, please tell the Lead Car and the Sweeper know.

5) IN CASE OF DIFFICULTIES OR PROBLEMS

• Call the Sweeper using the numbers provided

• Flash your lights .

• If a car gets in trouble, nobody in the convoy stops EXCEPT for the sweeper. The sweeper will ensure everything is alright and the convoy must proceed on until a suitable

stopping place is found.

6) VEHICLE PREPARATION

• Your car should have a Jack,wheel spanner, two (2) safety triangles, flash light, jumper cables (if automatic) and well pressurized spare tire.

• Check and ensure that all brake, indicator, parking and head lights are working.

• At least 3 days before the trip check , adjust/ replace and test drive brakes (foot and handbrake), bonnet latch, wheel bearings, shock absorber mounting, ball joints and key suspension bushes. Avoid any major works on the vehicle a day before the drive.

• On the morning of the drive, check and top-up window washer, coolant, oil, ATF and any other lubes to the correct level.

• Ensure that you have a tool kit in the vehicle with the most common and basic spanners applicable to your vehicle

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