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Lacombe County hosting farm vehicle inspections

Lacombe County will be hosting a two-day voluntary farm vehicle safety check

Lacombe County will be hosting a two-day voluntary farm vehicle safety check at our remote 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,” said Mark Sproule, Senior Community Peace Officer for Lacombe County. “We want to make sure our 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.”

Under Alberta law, a farm vehicle is subject to the same vehicle equipment regulations as any other commercial vehicle. Lacombe County’s goal is to work together with local producers to promote a positive image for our farming community.

“The key message here is ‘Safety’ – we want farmers to bring their vehicles to us without fear of receiving a ticket,” said Sproule. “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.”

Commercial Vehicle Inspectors will be on hand to conduct safety inspections under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. 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.

Details

Please show up any time between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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.

(NOTE: if bringing multiple vehicles, please space arrival times by approximately 20 minutes).Locations

  • April 10, west County Shop located on Rainy Creek Road near RR3-0.
  • April 11, east County Shop located on Hwy 12 and Hwy 821, Tees.

For more information or to book a time, please contact Mark Sproule, 403-782-8959 or msproule@lacombecounty.com. We hope to see you there.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

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