The Government of Saskatchewan is reminding farmers and drivers to keep safety a priority as harvest season gets underway in Lloydminster.
“Nice weather makes for a busy time on the farm in Saskatchewan,” Minister of Highways and Infrastructure Lori Carr said in a statement. “By planning ahead and taking the appropriate steps, we can help limit the safety risks connected to harvest.”
The province says things like taking extra precautions when passing farm equipment and ensuring lights are working on the equipment make for safer roads.
Producers who operate heavy trucks are subject to many of the same rules as regular vehicles and may be inspected by Saskatchewan Highway Patrol officers.
“While we want to keep people moving during the busy harvest, we also must ensure all vehicles are in safe operating order,” Carr said.