Lacombe County is hosting a two-day voluntary farm vehicle safety check at its remote public works shops located in 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.
“We want 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 an accident because of equipment failure,” said Ray Kawai, Lacombe County Community Peace Officer. “It’s all about education and working together to promote road safety for everyone.”
Under Alberta law, a farm vehicle is subject to the same vehicle equipment regulations as any other commercial vehicle. Lacombe County’s goal is to work together with local producers to promote a positive image for our farming community.
“The key message here is ‘safety’ - we want farmers to bring their vehicles to us without fear of receiving a ticket,” said Kawai. “So bring your trucks and trailers, or just stop in to see an inspection in progress.”
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.
Please show up any time between 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; refreshments and lunch will be provided. Call the number below to book a time, or just stop in. Those who book a time will be prioritized, drop ins will be fit in.
(NOTE: if bringing multiple vehicles, please space arrival times by approximately 20 minutes).
- April 12, Rainy Creek Remote Shop located on Rainy Creek Road near RR3-0.
- April 13, Tees Remote Shop located on Hwy 12 and Hwy 821, Tees.