Rural roads users are being asked to exercise patience and awareness as this year’s silage season begins.

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Farm & Rural Affairs Committee Denis Drennan says rural roads will see a massive increase in heavy traffic over the next four weeks as farmers cut, bale and bring in silage.  A large number of people are using the roads for walking and cycling in the absence of gyms or sports club training. He says they may be taken unaware by the large increase in tractor and trailer volumes. The use of headphones can mislead people about the proximity of large machinery.  

Mr. Drennan is urging farmers and contractors engaged in silage work to be extra careful and is asking them to pull in, where possible, and allow any build up of traffic to pass.

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