Turning of the seasons prompts safety reminder

13.06 | 23 September 2010 | | 1 comment

The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is warning motorists of the special dangers they may encounter with more farmers using the roads at this time of year.

The Partnership, which includes Worcestershire Council, Shropshire Council and Herefordshire Council, is also reminding farmers that leaving mud and debris on the road is an offence under the Highways Act, and a potential hazard to other road users.

Drivers of agricultural vehicles are also being urged to consider other road users and pull into lay-bys or safe places to allow other vehicles to pass safely.

Vicki Bristow, communications manager at the Safer Roads Partnership, says: "We appreciate that during this time of the year farmers have to use the region’s roads to harvest crops, but we are reminding them that debris and mud left on the roads can present a significant road safety issue for other motorists.

“We would also like to remind motorists that extra care should be taken during this time of year and that they should be aware that more agricultural vehicles will be using the roads.”

For more information contact Vicki Bristow on 01905 331242.


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    Info for agricultural vehicles/farmers can be found here.

    We’ve worked extensively with the communities in producing this and they strongly support it. Please help yourselves!

    Julie Smith – Highways Agency
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