Agricultural Safety & Health
Safety on Roads:
A Cooperative Approach
N.C. State Cooperative Extension agents throughout the state have been working with the Agricultural Safety and Health Section (ASH) to promote safety on rural roads. Agents in Cabarrus, Catawba, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Onslow, Rockingham, Stokes, Washington and Yadkin counties presented an instructional slide show at their agricultural meetings during the past months. The slide show, a PowerPoint presentation developed by former ASH intern Vanya Jones, highlights highway safety issues pertaining to the use of farm equipment on state roadways. Prior to the presentation, a short test is given regarding the material that will be viewed. After the presentation, the same test is given. Slow moving vehicle (SMV) signs are given to those participating. The SMV signs were acquired through a grant to the ASH Section from the Governor's Highway Safety Council.
If you would like information regarding the program, contact your local extension agent or call the Agricultural Safety and Health Section at (919) 807-2923, or Mark Tucker at (336) 767-8213.
1. Farm tractors on public roads at night are required to:
2. According to the law in North Carolina, drivers of farm equipment causing delays on public roads shall:
3. The Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem is required on all farm machinery by the N.C. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Standards?
4. How far above should a Slow Moving Vehicle emblem be mounted on the rear of farm machinery?
5. If you have one rear red light where is the recommended place for it to be mounted?
6. The Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem is an orange triangle outlined in red. It is used to identify what?7. Farm machinery that is being towed that covers brake lights must be equipped with:
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This page last modified 2/14/03