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Make Safety a Priority as Farmers, Motorists Share Roads This Fall

Autumn is here. Time to hit the roads for festivals, pumpkin picking and fall foliage. Now is also the time for field crop harvest, and more motorists will be encountering farm equipment on rural roads, increasing the potential for accidents.

Road safety is especially important as farmers and motorists share the road during harvest season.

Harvest season generally brings a time when there is an increase in collisions between farm equipment and other vehicles. Vehicle collisions are often the result of the speed differential between slower-moving farm equipment and passenger cars and trucks. Many times passenger vehicle drivers simply don’t have enough time to react if they do not recognize the farm equipment soon enough.

Be safe and be aware!