Lacombe County will be hosting a two-day voluntary farm vehicle safety check at our new public works shops located on 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.
Date: May 30 (West Remote County Shop) / May 31 (East Remote County Shop)
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Locations: May 30 – West Remote County Shop located on Rainy Creek Road near RR3-0.
May 31 – East Remote County Shop located on Hwy 12 and Hwy 821, Tees.
RSVP: Deadline to book a spot is May 29. Drop ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those who booked an inspection spot.
“The key theme for these inspections is safety,” emphasized Mark Sproule, Senior Community Peace Officer for Lacombe County. “We want farmers to bring their vehicles to us without fear of receiving a ticket.”
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.
Under Alberta law, a farm vehicle is subject to the same vehicle equipment regulations as any other commercial vehicle. Lacombe County wants 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 a collision because of equipment failure. This event is about education and working together to promote safety for everyone. Together, we can work to promote a positive image for our farming community.
Please show up anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Call the number below to book a time or just stop in. (NOTE: if bringing multiple vehicles, please space arrival times by approximately 20 minutes).