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Appeal made to local farmers and motorists to be respectful to each other this summer

Jun 10, 2022 17:06 By Shannonside News
Appeal made to local farmers and motorists to be respectful to each other this summer Appeal made to local farmers and motorists to be respectful to each other this summer
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The chair of Longford IFA is urging farmers and motorists to be mindful of each other when using the roads this summer.

The appeal comes following the launch of a new partnership between the Irish Farmers Association and the Road Safety Authority which is asking drivers to take extra care as the number of farm machinery increases during silage season.

Motorists travelling behind farm machinery are asked to remain patient and only overtake when it's safe to do so.

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While farmers should be aware of traffic building up behind them and keep left where it's safe and possible.

Speaking on Let's Talk earlier Gavin White is urging all road users to work together:

"If a motorist is meeting a tractor or silage or harvest on a narrow road if they could pull in as well and if contractors and the general public work together it will be a happier place for everyone and it hard to go through the country in Ireland without this meeting or getting stuck behind a tractor."

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