scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Another GSS question
Bob Myers (rmyers@FOCUSMGT.COM
Fri May 05 2000 - 19:41:35 CDT
In my single experience with a National Tour Permit 4 years ago, the
regional office that signed off on ours (2nd time through) did not follow
the 10 hour rule at all. They translated it to 600 expressway miles. We
had about 610 miles the first time and it was rejected. We changed our
route to go through Chicago instead of around it, saving about 15 miles but
adding time. It was approved. By the way, we also got stuck in a 2 hour
traffic jam in Chicago.
>From the Office of: Robert W. Myers, PMP
From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On Behalf
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 1:21 PM
Subject: Another GSS question
Recently in planning our contingent's travel plans the following question
came up about the 10 hour travel limit:
Does the time spent in the "frequent rest, food, and recreation stops"
count in the 10 hour total travel time per day?
The relevent section in the GSS reads:
"Driving time is limited to a maximum of 10 hours and must be
interrupted by frequent rest, food, and recreation stops. If there
only one driver, the driving time should be reduced and stops should
be made more frequently. "
So, does the travel for the day stop 10 hours after we get on the road?
Start driving at 8:00am,
rest break for 15min at 9:30am
lunch break at 12:00 for 1hour
rest break for 15min at 2:30pm
rest break for 15min at 4:00pm
Stop driving at 6:00pm and eat dinner
for at total of 8.25 hours of driving (1.75 hours rest/relax )
Or does the 10 hour clock only run when actually driving?
So that in the above senario, we could add a couple more breaks, or stop at
an attraction during the day, and
drive another 1.75 hours after dinner till we must stop.