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Answering questions about Manitoba’s road rules for farm equipment

Answering questions about Manitoba’s road rules for farm equipment

How many did you answer correctly?

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

A recent Farms.com article asked Manitoba farmers 10 questions about the province’s rules when it comes to farm equipment.

Without any further delay, here are the answers to the questions.

1) Drivers in Manitoba require a Class 6 license to operate farm equipment.

This is false.

A Class 5I license (Intermediate Stage) or higher is required to operate heavy and agricultural equipment.

2) If moving farm equipment exceeding 4.8m in height, approval from Manitoba Hydro and Bell MTS is required.

This is true.

3) Farm equipment operators don’t need insurance if the driver is over 18 years old.

 This is false.

4) The maximum allowed speed for farm equipment in Manitoba is 70 km/h.

This is true.

5) A farm equipment operator can use a cellphone by hand if travelling slower than 70 km/h.

This is false.

The only time an operator can use a cellphone by hand is if he or she is trying to contact emergency services.

6) Farm equipment in Manitoba must have at least two red tail lamps.

This is false.

Only one tail lamp is required.

7) If driving farm equipment between noon and 6pm, operators don’t need to wear a seat belt.

This is false.

8) Farm equipment in Manitoba doesn’t require a slow-moving vehicle sign because of the higher allowable speed.

This is false.

9) Dealerships and repair shops are responsible for ensuring equipment meets provincial standards.

This is false.

10) New equipment must have all extremity warning lights connected by hard wiring.

This is true.


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