How farm traffic can help with road safety

Combine harvester and tractor drivers are urged to play their part in reducing the risk of accidents on roads during the busy holiday season.

Thursday, 24th July 2014, 11:44 am

NFU Scotland’s legal and technical committee representative, Jamie Smart, who runs the union’s free vehicle advice line, said:

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“The summer tourist season across Scotland is approaching its peak, and with harvest ready to start and many taking their second or third cut silage, the roads are even busier than normal.

“The public appreciate that farmers and those using tractors and other agricultural vehicles need to use the road network to go about our work. In return, we need to remember to be considerate. By pulling in and letting a trail of vehicles past for just a few minutes can help to prevent frustration and accidents.”