WA Farmers group calls for towing guide app

Jo FulwoodCountryman
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A soon-to-be-released updated version of the Guide to the Use of Towed Agricultural Implements In WA will take the ambiguity out of understanding the regulations, according to WA Farmers Federation transport officer Chris Wyhoon.

He said the current guide was out of date and often confusing, creating problems for farmers when towing agricultural vehicles on public roads.

"This new guide will make the regulations clear," he said.

"Currently there seems to be a lot of double meanings in the guide, which certainly makes things confusing for the farmer."

Mr Wyhoon said while the new guide would be a living document, it would only be available online, to enable involved organisations and government departments to update it when required.

But he said WA Farmers was calling for a smart phone app to be available to allow instant access to the guide.

"This will obviously depend on funding," he said. "The improved booklet will have much of the ambiguity removed, with an improved easy-to-read layout."

"It will have supplementary information included such as licensing information and a full suite of reference contact points."

Mr Wyhoon said the Towed Agricultural Implements Regulations were an exemption from the Road Traffic Act.

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