The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Reminder to share the road with farm vehicles

WHITBY, ON October 14, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that fall harvest season is underway, and there may be temporary delays on rural roads due to slow moving farm machinery. Motorists are reminded to be patient and cautious when sharing the road with these vehicles.

WHEN:

Fall harvest season is underway and runs until late November in Durham Region. Farmers often use public roads to get from field to field, both day and night.

WHERE:

Any Regional road in Durham Region.  

WHY:

In order to protect the safety of farmers and other drivers, motorists are reminded to be patient and cautious when sharing the road with slow moving farm machinery.  

Safety tips to observe when coming across farm machinery on Regional roads include:

NOTE:

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to thank motorists for their co-operation on rural roads, until fall harvest season concludes. Please remember to be courteous, just as you would with any other vehicle on the road. Common sense is the primary factor to ensure safe travel.

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