Trip Notes


  • If you wish to lead a trip, contact the trip coordinator to arrange a date.
  • First Aid Kit must be taken on all trips.
  • Portable UHF radio and recovery gear(snatchemstraps) are available for use in any event.
  • Please inform the Trip Leader of your intention to participate in an event.
  • Trip Leader has ultimate authority on runs.

Convoy Procedure

  • Observe road rules.On the bitumen allow sufficient distance between vehicles to permit other road users to overtake.
  • Trip Leader has ultimate authority on runs.
  • Trip Leader to appoint a tail end charlie.
  • All vehicles to be responsible for the following vehicle, turn offs, etc, plus periodic checks for breakdowns.
  • Vehicles leaving convoy to notify trip leader and/or tail end charlie.NOBODY is to be left unaccounted for.
  • No vechicle to pass leader,unless by agreement or in an emergency.
  • Keep a safe distance behind vehicle in front at all times. If a problem arises notify following vehicle immediately.
  • Trip leader or nominated persons to over see difficult conditions and or recovery.
  • Vehicles carrying emergency and or recovery equipment to be given right of way.
  • In an event of an emergency, all vehicles and persons not involved are to remain clear.
  • Vehicles without UHF radios to be arranged between those with radio's.

Four Wheel Driver's Code of Ethics

  • Keep to the laws and regulations for 4WD vehicles(They may change from State to State).
  • All vehicles must have either comprehensive or third party fire and theft insurance.
  • Keep the environment clean. Carry your own, and maybe other people's, rubbish home.
  • Obey restrictions on public lands. Respect national parks and the conversation areas.
  • Obtain permission before driving on private land. Leave livestock alone and gates as found.
  • Keep your vehicle mechanically sound.
  • Take adequate water, food, fuel, and spares on trips. In remote areas travel with another vehicle.
  • Respect our wildlife. Stop and look, but never disturb or chase animals.
  • Respect other recreationalist's right to peace and solitude in the bush.
  • Obey all fire restrictions. Extinguish your fire before leaving.Don't let your exhaust emit sparks.
  • Help in bushfire emergencies and search and rescue, if you are properly equipped and able.
  • Join a 4WD club and support 4WD touring as a responsible and legitimate recreational activity.

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Foothills 4WD Club of WA Inc
Last updated Tuesday, 11th January 2018