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Extremadura to strengthen controls over the transport of tomatoes by road this campaign

Extremadura's tomato harvesting campaign will start in the last week of July and should last until late September. During that period, about 2 million tons of tomatoes are expected to be shipped by road.

The Government Delegation in Extremadura will keep a close eye on those tomato shipments, since, as highlighted in a press release, it is "necessary" to monitor the vehicles in charge of this transport in order for traffic incidents to be prevented.

Reduction in number of traffic incidents
The Delegation has provided global data that point to a "slight drop" in the number of traffic incidents caused by tomato shippers in 2019 compared to the previous campaign; going from 74 to 71 incidents. There has also been less material removed from the roads than in the 2018 campaign.

The Guardia Civil has recalled that the use of masks is mandatory for transporters in the event that they are inspected or stopped at any of the controls carried out within the framework of the campaign.

 

Source: europapress.es


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