Rochester Rotary Club's annual Farm and Road Safety Expo at Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday, August 19.GRAHAM WILLIS August 13, 2014 3:02am
Rochester Rotary Club is gearing up for Tuesday’s annual Farm and Road Safety Expo at Rochester Recreation Reserve.
The event, held every year since 1999, aims to raise awareness and educate children and their parents about safety on the road and the farm.
The brainchild of chairperson Graeme Nelson, the successful expo attracts crowds from across the district, in particular all schools who see it as an important date on the their calendar.
The expo features demonstrations by Murray Goulburn tanker drivers, who show children just how difficult it can be for drivers to see them when they are on the roads and urge them to take extra care around heavy machinery.
Secretary Karen Hughes said the aim of the expo was to teach school children about farm safety before they learned bad habits.
‘‘We also hope adults see the error of their ways and correct them before becoming another statistic,’’ she said.
‘‘Our area has a large farming base and local issues are the amount of farm vehicles, milk tankers, stock transport and other mechanical machinery often used in varying climatic conditions such as rain, fog, dust, heat and after dark.
‘‘"The expo focuses on making everyone aware of the unpredictable behaviour of machinery and animals in differing conditions.’’
People involved in emergency services will also share their knowledge with attendees.
Entry is free and the expo runs at the recreation reserve Tuesday, August 19, from 10am to 3pm.
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