A Cooperative Approach
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
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.
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
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
7. Farm machinery that is being
towed that covers brake lights must be equipped with: