Navigating Ontario’s busy rural roads

Dean Anderson highlights current challenges and tips for safely moving farm equipment on the road

As urban traffic inches closer to some farmers’ fields, farm road safety becomes a growing priority. Farmers have to travel on busy roads to reach their fields and some roads are difficult to navigate with large equipment. Turning off of the road, especially when making a left-hand turn, can be risky. There’s also the risk of rollovers – a risk which can be heightened by soft shoulders and narrow roads.

Better Farming's Jennifer Jackson spoke with Dean Anderson, strategic adviser for Agriculture, Workplace & Safety Prevention Services, about these challenges. Anderson provides some tips on road safety as it pertains to farm equipment.BF



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