In addition to providing tips ofr drivers who operate vehicles on Pennsylvania rural roads, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau wants farmers who operate machinery on the roads to be safe. Farmers have a role in rural road safety too. Here are some tips to alleviate some hazards when taking wide equipment onto the road:
*Pennsylvania law requires you to place a slow moving vehicle reflector on any machine that travels the road slower than 25 mph. Always point the triangle up, keep the SMV emblem clean to maximize reflectivity, and replace the emblem when it fades, normally every 2-3 years.
*Mark the edges of tractors and machines with reflective tape and reflectors. Consider installing retrofit lighting on older machinery to increase visibility.
*Turn on your lights, but turn off rear spotlights when going onto the road. From a distance they can be mistaken for headlights.
*Avoid the highway during rush hours and bad weather. Don’t drive before sunrise or after sunset.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a Pennsylvania car accident because another driver was not following these rules while driving, contact an experienced Pa. auto accident lawyer at Schmidt Kramer. We can answer any questions or concerns you have about a car accident in Carlisle, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Lebanon and throughout Pennsylvania.*Use pilot cars, one in front and one in back if you are going a considerable distance. Hang an orange flag out the window of these pilot vehicles.
*Consider installing mirrors on equipment to enable you to be aware of motorists around you. It’s a matter of life and death
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