Tractor drivers across Donegal are being urged to slow down and take extra care on rural roads with the increase in people out exercising during the Covid lockdown.
Both the Irish Farmers Association and the Road Safety Authority have issued pleas for the slowdowns.
IFA President Tim Cullinan pleaded with drivers of farm machinery to take extra care on rural roads.
“It’s going to be a busy time on farms in the coming weeks as farming contractors begin bringing in the silage around the country.
“Normally at this time of the year both the IFA and the RSA appeal for motorists to be on the lookout for tractors, trailers and other agricultural machinery exiting from fields and farmyards, and while traffic volumes have reduced, this advice still stands.
“However, we are making a special appeal this year in light of the current situation to ask that anyone driving farm machinery, especially on rural roads, to cut back on their speed and understand that around every corner could be a neighbouring family or friend out for a walk, jog or a cycle within 5km of their home.
“We should all expect the unexpected – we have learned already this year, whether on the farm or on the road there is no place for complacency,” he said.Tags: