Objective: Get from Point A to Point B in as little time possible.
- -You have to be on a public road at all times.
- -You must obey all traffic laws.
- -Points A and B must be at least 45 miles apart, as the crow flies.
- -You may not use any Interstate Highways or roads colored orange in Google Maps.
- -You may not use any roads with more than two lanes.
- -If a road has two lanes for traffic, gains lanes at an intersection, but then immediately goes back down to two after the intersection, it counts as a two-lane road.
- - You may not use any roads that go directly from A to B.
- -You may use roads colored yellow on Google Maps for up to 15% of the journey, but time spent on these roads after the first 5% is counted as double.
- -Players are not penalized for crossing roads which are yellow or more than two lanes at an intersection.
- -Time spent on dirt roads only counts for half as much(ie, driving 10 minutes on a dirt road only counts as 5)
- - The clock may not be stopped for red lights or stop signs. It may be stopped for railroad crossings.
- -The clock may be stopped for going to the bathroom and getting gas.
- -The clock may only be stopped for eating if the car is parked or in a drive-thru.
- If the player needs to get gas, or eat, or go to the bathroom, and there are no ways to get to a bathroom, gas station, or restaurant on a two-lane non-yellow road, the clock is to be stopped at the last two-lane non-yellow road before the gas station, restaurant, or bathroom, and started again when back on that road.
Example Game: For all my SE Michigan readers, here’s an example game.
Objective: Get from Dequindre and Mt. Vernon to the intersection of State St. and Arch St. Port Austin, MI.
Rules: Follow all rules above. You may use yellow roads for up to 15 miles but you must count double time after the first 5 miles. You may not use Van Dyke or M53. GO!
Update: This is my route for the above game, split into two parts because I almost broke Mapquest.