Fri, 26 Jul 1996 06:25:33 -0400
You are correct.
The intent of NO CONVOYS is: not to have a string of cars running
lights in order to stay together; not to have a chain reaction
accident due to following to close; not to obstruct other drivers from
entering and exiting traffic due to cars trying to stay together; and
not to promote destractive and unsafe behavior between cars.
When several cars are traveling together (which always happens with
35-40 scouts/scouters going on outings), it is good practice to have
several CB radios on so the group can pass information from the front
of the group to the back, and the back can tell the front if there has
been any car problems in the group. Also try to give each car a map.
Maintain a safe driving distance . . . well we know the drill, we just
need to follow it.
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Author: Dan OCanna <ocanna@ALPHA.CAER.UKY.EDU> at Internet
Date: 7/25/96 2:58 PM
I fully agree with the precautions suggested for transporting Scouts in
multiple vehicles, but...
My Webster's unabriged describes a convoy as "a train of vehicles".
To me the term "convoy" brings to mind a string of Military
vehicles running nose to tail with little room between. That is
probably dangerous for them and certainly dangerous for civilians;
as well as illegal (its called tailgating). I've seen church groups,
band groups and even Scout groups doing it. A BAD idea.
In my opinion a group of vehicles, each separated by several hundred
yards, is not what is being referred to in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
What say the Group?
Yours in the spirit of (safe) Scouting,
Dan O'Canna [email@example.com] Lexington, KY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City