It's the time of year where farmers travel from field to field and motorists need to be aware of farm machinery being moved.

As a farmer, there are a few safety tips to follow to prevent accidents. Use slow moving vehicle signs. These signs must be centered on the rear of trailing equipment, must be at least 60 cm's above the road surface and must be clearly visible.

Also before transfering farm machinery, you should check to see that all lights are working.

It is also suggested that farmers avoid busy roads and if a suitable shoulder is located, pull over so the traffic can pass safely.