Knee­hill County Pub­lic Safety Hosts Farm Equip­ment Dis­cus­sion

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Knee­hill County Pub­lic Safety, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Al­berta Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle En­force­ment, hosted a ses­sion on Farm Equip­ment & the Traf­fic Safety Act at the Acme Com­mu­nity Hall on Thurs­day, March 9. A crowd of about twenty res­i­dents en­joyed cof­fee and donuts and a chance to chat be­fore the pre­sen­ta­tion be­gan.

First to speak was Ni­cole Hor­nett, a Farm Safety Spe- cial­ist with Al­berta Farm Safety. Ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing Al­ber­tans with re­sources, aware­ness ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, their slo­gan of “Make it safe, Make it vis­i­ble,” mar­ries Farm Safety with Traf­fic Safety, stress­ing the ab­so­lute ne­ces­sity of both.

Traf­fic Of­fi­cers Cody Pat­ton and Claire Wise­man from Al­berta Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle En­force­ment were next, tak­ing res­i­dents through a pre­sen­ta­tion that clar­i­fied the traf­fic ex­emp­tions af­fect­ing both farm equip­ment and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles on Al­berta roads. A lengthy dis­cus­sion pe­riod fol­lowed, al­low­ing at­ten­dees the chance to have all their ques­tions an­swered.

Re­it­er­ated through­out the morn­ing, by each pre­sen­ter, was the em­pha­sis on safety—not en­force­ment. Knee­hill County Peace Of­fi­cers en­joyed the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with Knee­hill County res­i­dents, pro­vid­ing them with re­sources and flags to pro­mote equip­ment vis­i­bil­ity.

With worth­while, rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion ad­dress­ing is­sues not com­monly known, the Farm Ex­emp­tion and Traf­fic Safety Act pre­sen­ta­tion was so well re­ceived, both in Acme and at the prior event held in Three Hills, which boasted over fifty at­ten­dants, that more in­for­ma­tion ses­sions are be­ing planned. In the mean­time, res­i­dents can down­load the Farm Ex­emp­tion handout from Knee­hill County’s web­site, www. knee­hill­county.com.

About 20 Knee­hill res­i­dents came out to take in a farm equip­ment dis­cus­sion put on by Knee­hill Pub­lic Safety.

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