can classify highway routes according to the degree of control that
you will need.
For military operations, the routes can be
classified in the following ways:
Open route. This type of route is only minimally controlled
and a movement credit is not required. A movement credit is
the time allowed to one or more dispatch vehicles to move over
a supervised route.
Supervision is usually limited to
also includes enforcement of standard traffic laws and the
provision of necessary signs and highway markings.
Supervised route. This type of route requires limited control
and patrols. A movement credit is required for a convoy of 10
or more vehicles or for any vehicle of exceptional size or
weight. Access to the route may be regulated.
Full control is exercised over a dispatch
route. Priorities must be set when using this type of route.
A movement credit is required for the movement of any vehicle
or group of vehicles.
Both organizational and area control
This type of route is a controlled route
allocated totally to a designated unit or to a specific type
When reserved for a designated unit, you must
decide the degree of regulation and control to use.
Organizational control, as well as military police traffic
control, may be needed to keep unauthorized traffic from using
the route. A movement credit is not required.
Now you must decide which route to use based on--
current and expected enemy activity.
availability of security forces.
trafficability of the roadbeds and any bridges.
In many instances, higher headquarters will prescribe the route.
will help you and the unit staff to select tentative