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Re: Windshield/Drive-by | Speed Limit

Subject: Re: Windshield/Drive-by | Speed Limit
From: Michael Richardson
Date: Nov 25 2019 12:04:17
Do you need to change speed for season?  Presumably leaves will necessitate
that you slow down?

How do you deal with the health and safety issue if you are driving
significantly slower than the posted speed limit?

Michael Richardson B.Sc.F., BCMA
Ontario MTCU Qualified Arborist
Richardson Tree Care
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On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 6:57 AM Bill Kowalczyk <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

Hi David

I’ve only done a couple of these, although they were on private estate
roads where speed or other traffic wasn’t any kind of issue.

Nevertheless, it’s often easy to spot some significant concerns even
driving at 70mph on a motorway, so long as the trees are far enough apart
that they stand out.

However, if you’re driving through a densely wooded area (eg. Ampfield
Straight Mile down here, see: https://tinyurl.com/tpkh9b7 <
https://tinyurl.com/tpkh9b7> ) I doubt that 5mph would be slow enough to
reasonably spot what’s going on, and it would make YOU the potential hazard
to road users!

So I’m not at all sure how you can be prescriptive in writing a protocol.
But from my experience I'd certainly recommend the advantages of driving a
convertible :o)

Regards,

Bill

On 25 Nov 2019, at 09:58, David Evans <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com> wrote:

A driver and a spotter.  Both sides of the road driven.  At what speed do
you reckon a windshield/drive-by should be carried out to pick up
'Obvious
Defects'*?

For example, is driving at around 30mph going to reveal significantly
less
obvious defects than driving at about 10mph?  Or significantly more
obvious
defects than driving somewhere close to 50mph?

If you had to choose a speed limit, what would it be?




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