Provincial Police are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for farm equipment on area roads as the spring season kicks into high gear.
Oxford County OPP say motorists should remember to reduce their speed around farm vehicles like combines and tractors, and should also leave them plenty of distance.
“We know there’s going to be a lot more pieces of farm equipment travelling on our roadways,” said Constable Lisa Narancsik.
“We live in a rural area, so we just want to make sure that drivers and farmers are both aware, and making a conscious effort while they’re driving to be careful, and are able to drive on our roadways safely.”
Narancsik says farmers operating machinery should make sure they’re properly lit when travelling on the roads around sunrise and sunset, and should also have the proper signage on their vehicles.
Farm vehicles with a slow moving sign may only travel up to 40 km/hr. Drivers are being reminded to pass slow moving vehicles only when it is safe to do so.
The OPP continues to stress the importance of traffic safety and are encouraging all motorists to share the road carefully and respectfully, making travelling on the roads safe for all.