What Are Some Common Road Rally Questions?


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A road rally is a time-speed-distance event in which a driver and a navigator follow directions to a finish point that may be revealed by the answers to a series of questions. Teams do not race the clock, but they compete to solve puzzles that provide clues to the correct route, help contestants to identify landmarks or attractions along the way, or earn points for the most accurate answers.

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Trivia-style questions such as: How many months end in the letter "R"? may give the number of red lights before a turn-off. Holiday-themed questions about the number of Santa's reindeer prancing in a decorated yard or the oldest gravestone in an historic cemetery "prove" the team followed the whole route and didn't take any shortcuts.

Many rallies set ideal times for reaching checkpoints while navigating within posted speed limits, and create questions you can answer without leaving your car, such as, What purple structure do you see on the left as you drive from instruction #6 to instruction #7? The answers to those questions are typically easy — unless you're lost.

Following the route, staying within time limits and answering the questions correctly all count toward winning scores, although the actual ratios vary.

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