The A.L.F.A. Leaders Class VI Institute 1 was Sept. 25-28 in Montgomery!
The first training covered leadership, personal development, an overview of the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance and more. The group also observed the Federation`s policy development process and heard from Federation staff.
As fall harvest ramps up, drivers may notice a seasonal companion on the roadways — farmers moving massive machinery between fields.
To stay safe on the roads, drivers should:
🟡Slow down when they see a piece of agricultural equipment. Most farm equipment is designed to travel at speeds of only 15 to 25 mph.
⚠️Watch for slow-moving vehicle (SMV) signs. These signs are orange triangles and arerequired for vehicles traveling less than 25 mph.
Look for electronic or hand turn signals. Just because a tractor veers right does not mean the operator is pulling over to allow someone to pass. The size of farm equipment often dictates the necessity of wide turns.
🚜Pass farm equipment cautiously. Even when passing safely and legally, machinery may sway.
Keep all tires on the road. Expect equipment operators to do the same. Driving with one set of tires on loose-surface shoulders increases risk of rolling over.
💡Watch for flashing amber lights. This often marks the far right and left of farm equipment. Also watch for reflective tape marking extremities and sides of equipment.
❤️Remember agricultural vehicle operators have a right to drive equipment on the road.
Learn more about farm safety at alfafarmers.org! #FarmSafetyWeek #FarmSafety #Alfafarmers23 #FarmingFeedsAlabama