New law for farm equip­ment

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

As of De­cem­ber 1st, 2013, the new law re­gard­ing farm equip­ment that is more than 2.6 me­tres wide takes ef­fect. The new reg­u­la­tions are: the ve­hi­cle must have blink­ing yel­low lights; it must have re­flec­tors; it must be ac­com­pa­nied by one or two es­cort ve­hi­cles equipped with a ro­tat­ing yel­low light or a sig­nal bar.

It is also no longer al­lowed to be on the road with farm ma­chin­ery wider than 5.3 me­tres when: vis­i­bil­ity is less than 500 me­tres; in a school zone on school days dur­ing the be­gin­ning or the end of school day.

Any­one caught break­ing the new rules faces a fine of be­tween $60 and $720, de­pend­ing on the grav­ity of the sit­u­a­tion. A guide re­lated to the new rules can be found on the SAAQ’s web­site un­der “ma­chines agri­coles”, how­ever, it is only in French.

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