Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and Lincolnshire police are issuing a warning to drivers, concerned with mud and debris from agricultural vehicles on the County roads.
Although operators of vehicles that leave mud and debris on the roads have placed warning signs to warn other road users, they still have a duty of care, and obligation, to ensure they have made some attempt to prevent the carriage of that debris onto the highway.
Death and serious injury has occurred previously when agricultural vehicles have deposited large amounts of mud onto the roads. Highways and Lincolnshire police will take action against farming companies or individual operators to prevent hazardous incidents.
Andrew Wilson of the National Farmers Union stated “The NFU recommends that drivers/operators of farm machinery take necessary precautions when entering a public highway and those roads are brushed to prevent causing a hazard for other motorists.
All road users need to be mindful around the hazard that this presents and should drive according to the conditions”.
The NFU has issued a best code of practice to all of its farmer members within the county.
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