The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in support of Canada Road Safety Week (May 17 to 23), encourages motorists and farm machinery operators alike to pay attention, drive defensively, and share the road this season.
To highlight the importance of being safe on roadways, CASA has developed resources, including social media posts, public service announcements, and safety advice articles, with tips and information for motorists and farm machinery operators.
“With the spring planting season underway, this is an ideal time to remind motorists and farm machinery operators that road safety is a shared responsibility,” stated CASA CEO Andrea Lear.
“Regardless of what we’re driving, it’s crucial not to become complacent with road safety.”
According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, there were 107 agriculture-related fatalities on roadways between 2003 and 2012.
“We know that when collisions involving farm equipment occur, they are likely to cause injuries or worse,” Lear said.
For more information and resources, visit casa-acsa.ca.