May 18, 2021 – Winnipeg MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, in support of Canada Road Safety Week, encourages all Canadians to slow down, be patient and share the road with farm machinery this spring.

In 2021, CASA in partnership with agricultural safety and health organizations from across Canada has developed resources, social media posts, public service announcements, and safety advice articles with tips and information for motorists and farm machinery operators.

“Canada Road Safety Week happens at the peak of spring and now is a great time to remind motorists and farm machinery operators to pay attention and drive defensively,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s Chief Executive Officer.

According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, there were 107 agriculture-related fatalities on roads and highways between 2003-2012.

“We know crashes that involve farm machinery can result in catastrophic injuries and even death,” says Lear. “That’s why getting the information to Canadians about sharing the road safely is so important.”

For more information, resources, and more, visit casa-acsa.ca/en/resources/road-safety-week

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

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Robin Anderson
Communications Coordinator CASA/ACSA
877-452-2272 / randerson@casa-acsa.ca