Lacombe County offers farm vehicle safety checks

Checks will take place April 10-11 at remote public works shops in east and west ends of county

Lacombe County will be hosting voluntary farm vehicle safety checks over two days next month.

The checks will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10 and 11 at the county’s remote public works shops located in the east and west ends of the county.

“The purpose of this check is to increase both the safety and the awareness of our agricultural industry as it relates to vehicle safety,” says Mark Sproule, county senior community peace officer.

“We want to make sure our farmers and ranchers are not going to be stuck on the side of the road because of a breakdown — or worse yet, involved in an accident because of equipment failure.”

Commercial vehicle inspectors will be on hand to conduct safety inspections under the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. If safety violations are found, they will be noted on a personalized vehicle inspection report and instructions given to the driver on how to proceed with repairs.

To book a time call For more information or to book a time, contact Sproule at 403-782-8959 or email

Those who book a time will be prioritized, drop ins will be fit in. If bringing multiple vehicles, please space arrival times by about 20 minutes. Refreshments and lunch will be served.

Safety inspection times:

• April 10, west county shop located on Rainy Creek Road, near RR3-0.

• April 11, east county shop located on Highway 12 and Highway 821, Tees.

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