Sussex drivers asked to stay patient if stuck behind farm vehicles

Sussex drivers are being asked to be patient if they are stuck behind slow moving farm vehicles, particularly this month.

Wednesday, 5th August 2015, 2:44 pm
Stuck behind farm vehicles? Be patient is the message.

NFU South East crops board chairman Matt Culley said: “We know that motorists find slow moving farm vehicles frustrating but there’s a very good reason for us farmers being on the roads.

“August is the main harvest period when we are gathering in the nation’s food – we’re doing a vital job.”

This month farmers are mainly harvesting cereals, particularly wheat, the world’s most important food crop.

Mr Culley added: “We’d ask drivers to be patient and drive courteously if they’re stuck behind a tractor and trailer or a combine harvester at this busy time in the farming year. Remember it’s your food on the road!”

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