SA Government prepares for harvests

Heads-up given to the trucking industry, state police and businesses to ensure roads are safe for all users

October 11, 2013

With the grain and grape harvest season about to take off, the South Australian Government is urging drivers to take care on the roads due to an increase of heavy vehicles.

The government will work with the state police, the trucking industry and businesses to ensure affected roads are safe for all users.

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Vehicle Operations Manager Ken Rickard wants drivers to obey speed limits, saying the grain harvest will soon start in the Yorke Peninsula, lower Eyre Peninsula and mid-north.

"Harvest periods tend to coincide with holiday periods, so it is essential holiday makers are aware of the limitations of heavy vehicles in terms of stopping distances and ease of movement," Rickard says.

"This increase in heavy vehicle movements will continue on the roads until the end of the grain and grape harvest seasons well into the New Year."

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