Question 1: Editor's Note:This section was removed from the regulations. Regulatory information related to this interpretation is now contained in §397.67.
Guidance: Yes, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by State or local authorities. In many instances a more circuitous route may present greater hazards due to increased exposure. However, in those situations where a vehicle is passing through a populated or congested area, use of a beltway or other bypass would be considered the appropriate route, regardless of the additional economic burden.