Fruit Bites for August 10-12 Harvest Safety
AW: It is harvest time and will be for the next few months. I know it can be annoying to get behind tractors or trucks hauling fruit bins, while driving.
BL: what are some tips for driving safe during harvest
AW: Valent takes safety very seriously. If you are driving near any agricultural field or orchard, be prepared, slow down, watch for ATV’s, tractors, employees & their cars, people walking with ladders and especially trucks with fruit bins. Allow for extra room about 4 seconds between vehicles and watch the road ahead about 15 seconds into the distance.
If behind a tractor, wait so they can see you. Basically, make eye contact with them. They know they are holding you up & will pull aside and wave you on when it’s safe. Watch out for impatient people behind you and always leave a way out as not to get hemmed in.
BL: Well, thanks Allison. Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I’m Bob Larson.