ASABE Revises animal-drawn equipment lighting/marking standard.January 9, 2013 -
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised†ANSI/ASAE EP576.2, Lighting and Marking of Animal-Drawn Equipment, so that its scope includes specifications for pony carts; previous version contained recommendations only for animal-drawn wagons and buggies. Safety professionals, working with Amish advisory committees in several U.S. states, identified need to address use of low-profile pony carts that†are commonly operated by children.
ASABE Revises Animal-Drawn Equipment Lighting and Marking Standard
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
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Press release date: January 7, 2013
ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its lighting and marking of animal-drawn equipment standard.
The scope of the document, ANSI/ASAE EP576.2, Lighting and Marking of Animal-Drawn Equipment, now includes specifications for pony carts, whereas the previous version contained recommendations only for animal-drawn wagons and buggies. Safety professionals working closely with Amish advisory committees in several U.S. states identified the need to address use of the low-profile pony carts, which are commonly operated by children. Use of the revised recommendations will improve the visibility of pony carts when operated on public roads.
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