COUNTY NEWS: Sussex drivers urged to be considerate during Harvest
Sussex drivers are being urged to be careful and considerate on the roads now that Harvest is underway.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) South East Crops Board chairman Matt Culley said: “This year rural roads seem to be busier than ever because hay making is late and now harvest is underway as well.
“It’s a case of give and take – everyone has a right to be on the roads so it’s important to be considerate and courteous to one another.
“Please be patient if you find yourself driving behind a slow moving tractor, a combine harvester or a cultivator.
“Remember farmers are working around the clock to deliver your daily bread and to produce food for livestock.”
Mr Culley added: “The NFU is also reminding its farmer members to check their mirrors frequently and to pull over if they see a queue building up behind them.”
The NFU produces a business guide for its members on harvest machinery movements.
Contact NFU SE PR Officer Isobel Bretherton: 01730 711956 /07778 002617. Matt Culley t: 07799 883306.
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