e. Holding areas: Areas where traffic can be moved off the road to ease congestion, etc. Areas
f. Traffic control posts (TCPs) locations: TCPs are set up at critical posts to control traffic
g. Defiles: MP operate defiles when natural or man-made obstacles restrict traffic flow on an MSR.
h. Alternate routes: Routes to be used if main route obstructed.
i. Bypasses: Route around an obstruction.
j. Enemy situations: Ambush sites, NBC areas, mines, and minefields.
6. Prepare and Submit Road Reconnaissance Report, DA Form 1248 (see Figures 3-1 and 3-2).
a. Any item required by the report which is unknown is marked with a question mark (?) in the
proper column of the form.
b. The width of the travel way may vary. Item 6 of the form shows the lower and upper limits of
width for the travel way. Also show the roadway widths on the mileage chart on the back of the form.
Show road differences by placing on the mileage chart the road formula opposite the portion of the road
to which it applies.
c. Obstructions are listed in Section 3 of the form. These are also shown on the overlay.
d. The mileage chart on the back of the form, reading from the bottom up, is also used to show the
location of built-up areas along the road.
e. Use as many copies of the form as needed to cover all portions of the road.
7. Breakdown of DA Form 1248 (see Figures 3-3 and 3-4).
a. TO block identifies the unit requesting the recon.
b. FROM block is the name, rank, and unit of person conducting the recon.
c. DATE block is the date of the recon.
d. Block 1, map information.
(1) 1a - country you are in (Germany, Korea, etc.).
(2) 1b - scale of map you are using.
(3) 1c - sheet number of map.