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.

Saturday, 30th July 2016, 4:28 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:57 am

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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