Tips and reminders for driving, or driving around, slow moving vehicles.
DRIVING A SLOW MOVING VEHICLE
If you're on the highway and must drive under the speed limit, here's what to do:
- Move to the right lane when it's safe to do so.
- Drive as close to the right curb or edge of the roadway as possible.
- Pull over to allow traffic to pass if road and shoulder conditions are safe.
- Avoid overtaking or passing other vehicles.
- Be cautious when turning left at an intersection or into a driveway.
- If a traffic control device directs slow moving traffic to use a specific lane, drive only in that lane.
SHARING THE ROAD WITH SLOW MOVING VEHICLES
If you come upon a slow moving vehicle on the highway, here's what to do:
- Watch for vehicles marked with a slow moving vehicle sign (orange triangle with a red border).
- Be especially cautious during planting and harvesting seasons when farm equipment may be on the highway.
- Do not drive in blinds spots. Keep far enough back for the driver to see you.
- Be patient! The driver will pull over to let you pass if safe to do so. If not, the driver is likely not travelling a great distance.
- Do not pass unless it is safe to do so. Make sure the driver of the slow moving vehicle is aware you intend to pass.
Check out the publication Safe Transportation of Farm Equipment in Alberta, available from FarmSafe Alberta.
See the Be Safe and Be Seen – Rural Road Safety resource from Ag for Life.