With the silage cutting season underway, the IFA is appealing to drivers of farming machinery and other road users to share the road safely.
“We are renewing our annual appeal for motorists to be on the lookout for tractors, trailers and other agricultural machinery exiting from fields and farmyards,” IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said.
The IFA is also asking anyone driving farm machinery, especially on rural roads, to cut back on their speed, and not to get distracted.
“I am asking all drivers to be on the lookout for tractors, trailers and other farm machinery on the road. If you are travelling behind farm machinery, please be patient and only overtake when it’s safe to do so,” Alice Doyle said.
“Farmers should be aware of traffic building up behind them. It’s important to keep left where possible and safe to do so, to allow other vehicles pass safely”.