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PA Farm Bureau stressing agricultural equipment road safety

Thursday, April 29, 2010

While farm equipment is on the road, motorists should take care.
While farm equipment is on the road, motorists should take care.

Spring marks a time when farmers and their agricultural equipment start their spring duties.

As a result, motorists may see more pieces of farm equipment on the roads as producers try to get to planting. Recently, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau tried to encourage roadway safety during this time by holding an awareness week from April 18-24.

"Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is encouraging farmers and drivers on country roads to look out for one another and to share the road, so we can save lives, avoid serious injuries and eliminate costly accidents," said farm bureau president Carl Shaffer.

Joining the farm bureau were the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation and the state police. Farmers can do their part by making sure they have a slow-moving-vehicle sign on the back of their agricultural equipment, which is required by law when travelling on roads.

Drivers are encouraged to take it slow when they see pieces of farm equipment on the road. When approaching these machines, drivers should make sure they reduce their speed, as farm equipment travels slowly.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19751661-ADNFCR

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