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No Injuries Following A Collision Involving A Motor Vehicle And Tractor

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OPP are reminding drivers to be mindful of farm equipment operators following a collision involving a car and tractor.

TOWNSEND - Norfolk County OPP are reminding drivers to be aware of farm equipment operators while travelling on rural roads following a collision on Highway 24 in Townsend.

OPP investigated a collision involving a car and a tractor on November 20th when they learned the vehicle was trying pass a slow moving tractor that was travelling on the same road.

Police say as the driver began to pass, the operator of the tractor had already signaled to turn onto Concession 13. The driver of the vehicle noticed this and immediately took evasive action, ending up in the east ditch.

There was minor damage to the car, however no injuries were reported.

Farm equipment such as tractors, combines and the trailers they tow are very large and require significant room to safely manoeuvre on the roadway. The work they are doing is important to all our communities. OPP's focus is public safety and they offer the following tips for motorists while they're using rural roadways;

- Anticipate that there may be farm equipment in use and travel below the posted or suggested speed limit in areas where crops are being planted or cultivated.
- If you see large farm equipment on the roadway, slow down, be patient and pass only when it is safe to do so. 
- Do not tailgate large farm equipment as the operator may not be able to see you.  
- Do not blow your horn at the operator of the farm equipment as they likely won't be able to hear you due to the noise produced by the equipment.  

The OPP encourages all drivers to be mindful of farm equipment operators and to always be aware of your surroundings.

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