DRIVING THE VEHICLE
l Brake vehicle to prevent vehicle speed from overrunning
engine speed. If vehicle speed overruns engine speed, you
will not be able to downshift and may lose control of vehicle.
l Drive carefully, especially if unfamiliar with vehicle. Avoid
oversteering and speeding on hard pavement; you could
lose control of vehicle.
l Be sure drivers and commanders hatches are locked in
either the opened or closed position. To avoid injury to
personnel, secure upper and lower rear doors, personnel side
doors, and all other covers in closed position before moving.
l Make sure charge canisters, projectiles, fuses, and all other
stowed items are securely restrained before moving vehicle.
l Never move vehicle without first receiving a signal from the
ammunition team chief that all crew members are seated and
that stowed items are secured. Always use seatbelts while
l For the safety of personnel in the area when backing up,
position two ground guides who can clearly see each other;
one should be able to see the driver and the other should be
able to see the area behind the vehicle. If necessary, one on-
board guide, using a CVC helmet, can direct the vehicle
using VIC 1 intercommunication with driver.
l Do not leave vehicle unattended while engine is running.
l When starting on a hill, depress brake and place transmission
in first gear. Increase engine speed and release brake.
l Do not hold vehicle on an incline by using accelerator.
Transmission overheating will result.
l Do not coast when descending grades; instead, downshift
l Observe overhead and side clearances. When turning vehicle,
allow ample clearance for corners of vehicle. When making
sharp turns, shift to first or second gear.
l If vehicle throws a track, do not use the brake to stop;
instead, stop accelerating and coast to a stop.