Haboob wrote:Thys this is one that I have for fellow travellers, which I think is applicable for who takes responsibility for any damage which may be caused to any vehicle.
16) If I need assistance over an obstacle, I will show you the line that I need you to guide me over. I will expect the same from you. If you believe that I am choosing the wrong line, then tell me, so that I can relook at my decision, before attempting the obstacle. If I insist on my line, then you must guide me along my chosen line, not the line that you choose for me. If I have damage to my vehicle, it must be because I made the wrong decision, NOT BECAUSE YOU MADE THE WRONG DECISION FOR ME. This applies to me as well. If you want me to assist you with a line to take, then I will show you the line that I think that you should take & get you to follow this line to the best of my abilities. It will not be to my advantage if your vehicle should get damaged or rolls down an embankment, as it would be my responsibility to assist with recovering you.
Very valid point. What I usually do is I get the driver and the guide outside on the obstacle looking at the terrain and assessing the obstacle together, and making those decisions together. This promotes team work, and it prevents arguments afterwards. Remember accidents do happen,and even though you insist on driving "your line" the guide is seeing things you as a driver cannot see. So unless it is a competition where points and prize money is involved, I would say get the whole team to work together, and trust each other..