(8) MP provide accurate directions and information.
c. The placement of a checkpoint: This is based according to purpose of the checkpoint.
(1) The purpose may be to check convoys for authorization to use a route. The checkpoint is
positioned at the entrance of the route. A holding area, where convoys can pull off the road to get
information or to wait for route clearance without delaying other traffic, is set up.
(2) A checkpoint can be set up to check cargo or to spot-check vehicle traffic. It is not usually
placed at the entrance to the route. This type checkpoint should not be seen by drivers until it is too
late for them to avoid the checkpoint (just over a hill or around a curve).
(3) A checkpoint can be any advantageous place along a route. The team should place their
automatic weapons into a fighting position and park their vehicle in a concealed location.