Farm Vehicle Safety Inspections April 17th and 18th

It’s about education and working together to promote safety for everyone

Lacombe County will be hosting a two-day voluntary farm vehicle safety check at our new public works shops located in the east and west sides of the County.

The purpose of this check is to increase both the safety and the awareness of our agricultural industry as it relates to vehicle safety.

Under Alberta law, a farm vehicle is subject to the same vehicle equipment regulations as any other commercial vehicle.

Officials want to make sure local farmers and ranchers are not going to be stuck on the side of the road because of a breakdown – or worse yet, involved in an accident because of equipment failure.

Commercial vehicle inspectors will be on hand to conduct safety inspections under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The key message here is ‘Safety’ – officials want farmers to bring their vehicles to us without fear of receiving a ticket. If safety violations are found, they will be noted on a personalized vehicle inspection report and instructions given to the driver on how to proceed with repairs.

It’s about education and working together to promote safety for everyone. So bring your trucks and trailers, or just stop in to see an inspection in progress.

Those interested are asked to show up any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Call the number below to book a time, or just stop in. Those who book a time will be prioritized, drop ins will be fit in.

If bringing multiple vehicles, please space arrival times by approximately 20 minutes.

Locations are, on April 17th, at the west County Shop located on Rainy Creek Road near RR3-0 and on April 18th the east County Shop located on Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 821, Tees.

For more information or to book a time, contact Mark Sproule at 403-782-8959 or email msproule@lacombecounty.com.

-submitted by Lacombe County

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