Rural road users urged to be vigilant as silage season gets serious
All rural road users have been urged to be aware and extra vigilant over the next six weeks or so as silage season kicks into gear around the country.
Chairperson of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) Farm and Rural Affairs Committee Denis Drennan said that there will be a very significant increase in the number of tractors and other farm machines on rural roads.
Drennan noted that agricultural machinery has got bigger over the years and, particularly on narrow rural roads, it is critical that all road users take extra care and “expect the unexpected” over the next six weeks.
National Slow Down Day
Meanwhile, An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority are campaigning for National Slow Down Day, which takes place from 7:00am tomorrow (Friday, May 25), through to 7:00am on Saturday, May 26.
This will involve the Gardai conducting a national speed enforcement operation, with a stated objective of reminding drivers of the dangers of speeding, increasing compliance with speed limits and acting as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.