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ASABE Revises animal-drawn equipment lighting/marking standard.

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January 9, 2013 - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revisedĀ 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 thatĀ are commonly operated by children.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

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ASABE Revises Animal-Drawn Equipment Lighting and Marking Standard

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.

Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at elibrary.asabe.org/. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at martin@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. ASABE standard are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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