The Elgin Federation of Agriculture reminds farmers AND motorists to be safe and considerate to each other on the road.
The Highway Traffic Act authorizes farmers to tow implements behind a pickup truck with a Slow Moving Vehicle sign on the towed implement. The combination must operate at a speed of 40 km/h [25 MPH] or less; lighting and safety chain rules apply too.
Getting behind slow moving farm equipment is equivalent to waiting for ONLY TWO stop lights in the city!
Stay 3 car lengths back, so the driver can see the vehicle behind, never pull out to pass farm equipment on a hill, and always wait for the dotted line before deciding if you can pass safely since farm equipment cannot brake quickly.
Be patient… Be safe… And SHARE the roads! For more education about farm equipment on the road, visit: www.ofa.on.ca/issues/fact-sheet/Farm-Trucks