I've been down covering Mothers Respite since the middle of April. All that period the local farmers have been engaged in tilling & muck spreading locally - from Upwey to Steepleton; Poundbury to Martinstown.
Putting aside to the obvious obstruction & hazard to road users by overly wide Plant on country roads (normal in farming areas country-wide), there is also all that hazardous dirt, & stones, plastering the surface endangering, particularly, motorcyclists. Were similar dangers to be perpetrated by any other road user but farmers the 'authorities' would prosecute. The majority of these vehicle users do not even comply with The Road Traffic Act regarding Construction & Use! The vehicle shown in the attached photo not having visible registration; rear lights; or using the, compulsory, orange warning beacon.
All of the above were frequent sources of disagreement with my former Father-in-Law & farmer in Buckinghamshire.
G.Palmer. c/o Library Cottage. Martinstown.