Common Mistakes Offroad: Not Listening To Your Spotter

One of the best things you can do when going 4wding is to have a trustworthy spotter giving direction on what way your wheels are pointing and where you should be pointing them to get yourself through the obstacle.

Many times the driver doesnt listen to the spotter. As a driver, no matter how good you think you are, you cannot know the exact position of your tyres, clearance of your diffs, and how close you may be to rolling the vehicle over. A good spotter is your third eye in any situation and can often be your saviour.

Often, ego or adrenaline takes over and the driver won’t listen to thier spotter and ends up being in a dangerous situation. This could end up in getting stuck on an obstacle, or injuring the driver or bystanders or breaking something on the vehicle.

We recommend the spotter and driver discuss a set of clear hand signals as well as maintain CB Radio communication by using a hand held radio to aid in instructing the driver.

Here’s an example of what can happen when the driver doesn’t listen to the spotter.



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