Harborough area motorists asked for patience on rural roads

Motorists are being asked by the NFU to be patient when following tractors on rural roads
Motorists are being asked by the NFU to be patient when following tractors on rural roads

Motorists using rural roads in the Harborough area are being asked to be patient when they encounter slow-moving farm vehicles during the harvest season.

The plea has been issued by the National Farmers’ Union.

NFU South East crops board chairman Matt Culley says: “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.

“We’d ask drivers to be patient and drive courteously.”

This month, the NFU says farmers are mainly harvesting cereals, particularly wheat.