We have two properties with with privacy fences about 5' from the road.... you can either 1. aim the discharge into the fence and get splattered OR 2. aim into the road and have a guy blowing the clippings back as you go. I do realize sometimes you can't get but get some clippings, but when I see guys out there purposely mowing their first swath with the discharge right into the road, sheesh that's stupid. Especially when it's on a US highway and just watch the cars swerve over trying to keep from getting hit. Nothing like having your Audi A8 plastered with gravel and grass as you drive by!!