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Muddy terrain

Driving in the mud is similar to driving in snow, gentle acceleration and lower speeds will help you control the vehicle.

Some easy things to remember

  • Get out and look! (Check for debris that could damage your tires and depth of puddles) 
  • Leave a space cushion (The vehicle in front of you may need to reverse)
  • Drive at a constant speed 15-20kmph (momentum is important, but driving too fast will cause your vehicle to hop in and out of ruts and can cause damage to the trail or vehicle)
  • Follow the path OR straddle the ruts

Some things to avoid

  • DO NOT floor it
  • DO NOT use 2 wheel drive
  • DO NOT skid or stop abruptly
  • DO NOT show off