f. Place transmission shift lever (2) in D (drive) or D (overdrive) for
M1123 and A2 series vehicles), for normal driving.
g. Release service brake pedal (6), and depress accelerator pedal (5). Accelerate
at a safe, steady speed.
h. Upshift or downshift transmission shift lever (2) when road and/or traffic
Extreme caution shall be taken when transporting personnel.
Rollover protection and seatbelts are available for the crew area
only and are not provided in the troop/cargo area. Failure to use
basic safe driving skills may result in injury or death to personnel
and damage to equipment.
To help judge clearance more accurately, guide rods can be used at
the discretion of the unit commander.
i. Exercise extreme caution when transporting personnel. Rollover protection
is available for the crew area only and is not provided in the troop/cargo area.
Although certain design characteristics of the vehicle, such as vehicle width,
ground clearance, independent suspension, etc., provide improved capabilities,
accidents can still happen.
Vehicle speed must be reduced consistent with weather and road/
terrain conditions. Obstacles such as stumps and boulders must be
avoided. Failure to use basic safe driving techniques/skills may
result in injury or death to personnel and damage to equipment.
j. Operators are reminded to observe basic safe driving techniques/skills when
operating the vehicle, especially when transporting personnel.