The NAK asks drivers to pay more attention during the harvest

By: STA Date: 2023. 07. 07. 11:00

Harvesting works are taking place all over the country, which is why there are more agricultural machines and tractors in traffic.

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The National Chamber of Agrarian Economy asks those driving on public roads to be patient and to overtake on the roads only with extra caution. The National Chamber of Agrarian Economy (NAK) asks drivers to show increased patience with combine harvesters, tractors, and transport vehicles in order to avoid accidents, and to drive carefully if they notice them.

Traffic can typically become congested behind low-speed agricultural machines and slow vehicles

The NAK draws the attention of road users to start overtaking only when the section of road necessary for the safe completion of the maneuver is clearly visible. Large agricultural machines should be approached with extra caution and moderate speed, being prepared for a possible change of direction. Passing and overtaking them is much more dangerous and requires greater attention even in good visibility conditions. When overtaking agricultural vehicles – which drivers also help by pulling over – it is advisable to keep a greater lateral distance.

Agricultural vehicles can be driven on any road section where it is not prohibited by a KRESZ sign

However, slow vehicles may not drive on high-speed and high-speed road sections. Slow vehicles used for agricultural work can travel at a maximum speed of 25 km/h, while agricultural tractors can travel at a maximum speed of 40 km/h. In order to participate in road traffic, both vehicles and drivers must meet the conditions set out in the KRESZ. It is important that all the indicators work in all cases, and that they are not covered by mud or raised crash guards. In the case of combines, it is necessary to dismantle the cutting table.


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