Friday 19 January 2018

Tractor drivers should show more courtsey - Kehoe

By David Tucker

Cllr. Fergie Kehoe.
Cllr. Fergie Kehoe.

a Wexford councillor has appealed to people driving tractors and other farm machinery to show some consideration for other road users before there is a fatal accident.

'I was driving out to Kilmore to do some constituency work and there were numbers of cars getting stuck behind tractors.. some of the cars were trying to pass out and it was creating very dangerous conditions,' said Cllr. Fergie Kehoe (pictured left).

'The tractors were only driving at 30 or 40 km/h but the tractor drivers were unwilling to move over to let the cars past and it was lucky there were no collisions,' he said.

Cllr. Kehoe said no-one driving behind slow-moving vehicles should overtake unless it was safe to do but with farm machinery moving so slowly, strings of cars were building up behind them on narrow country roads.

'Even on the main roads, such as that from Wexford to Rosslare, which has a 100 km/h limit, there is a problem with slow-moving tractors veering off on to the minor roads.'

'I know it's a very busy time for farming, but the way things are at the moment, it's only a matter of time before someone is injured or killed,' he said, 'a little bit of courtesy will save lives.'

Wexford People

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