c. Roadblock requirements.
(2) Vehicles have been placed to pursue, in either direction, vehicles that attempt to avoid the
(3) Roadway shoulders and ditches are barricaded.
2. MP Checkpoints.
MP checkpoints are used to control movement. They are set up to make sure classified routes
carry only authorized traffic (see Figure 2-1).
a. Other uses.
(1) Enforce rules and regulations for MSR use.
(2) Prevent actions that would aid the enemy.
(3) Inspect cargo (when instructed to do so).
(4) Provide information (detours or enemy activity).
(5) Stop the local people from supplying the enemy with food, medical supplies, weapons
(6) Help control and stop black market operations.
(7) Help stop the illegal diversion of supplies.
b. To establish a checkpoint, do the same as for a roadblock, with a few additions.
(1) Signs must be posted, giving directions and/or requirements and should be far enough from
the checkpoint to provide reaction time.
(2) Close-in approach lanes are marked with engineer tape.
(3) A barrier is used to prevent vehicles from leaving the checkpoint before release (wood pole
(4) Vehicles are available to pursue those who fail to stop or attempt to evade the checkpoint.
(5) Validity of orders and ID cards are checked.
(6) Vehicle papers are checked.
(7) Vehicle priority marking is checked to prevent improper route use. This is usually done at
the entrance to a controlled route.