Travelling

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Tractor safety
15.3.2.
(1) All shields for power take-offs, including the
tractor master shield and the power take-off shaft shield, should be
in place during use.
(2) When power take-off is not in
use,
the stub shaft should be
provided with a shield.
15.3.3.
Except in an emergency, no person should mount or
dismount from a tractor while it is in motion.
15.3.4.
All clutches should be engaged gradually, particu-
larly when starting to move heavy loads.
16.
Travelling
16.1.
General
16.1.1.
When a safety frame or cab is provided, the operator
should use a seat belt. It is strongly recommended that no seat
belt be used if a safety frame or cab is not provided, when working
near water where danger of drowning exists or when travelling on
ice.
16.1.2.
Adjustable wheels should whenever necessary be
spread as far as practicable, considering the work to be done, to
reduce tipping hazards.
16.1.3.
Tractors should not be driven faster than is safe,
having regard to prevailing conditions. It is recommended that a
speed limit of 6 to 8 km/h be observed off the road and 13 to
25 km/h on smooth, dry roads.
16.1.4.
While a tractor is moving no person should
(a) stand or sit in an unsafe place such as a
roof,
drawbar, mud-
guard, running board or load;
(b) climb from one tractor or trailer to another;
(c) jump on or off except in emergencies;
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