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Roadway Safety During Harvest Season

About one-third of fatal tractor accidents occur on public roads,
according to the National Safety Council. That’s why we're sharing the
following tips for road safety during harvest season:

  • Plan the best route in advance. Avoid busy streets and towns when possible. Avoid narrow bridges, blind hills and generally unsafe areas along the way.
  • Allow 1/2 the roadway to oncoming traffic and behind you.
  • Try to move equipment during daylight hours whenever possible. Avoid
    moving farm equipment on public roads between sunset and sunrise or anytime
    when visibility is limited to 500 feet.
  • Properly light your farm equipment. Ensure turn signals, headlights and
    taillights conform to state vehicle codes.
  • Use amber flashers to provide warning to motorists that hazards may
    exist.
  • Have slow moving vehicle emblems and reflectors in place on all
    tractors and implements. Emblems should be clean and in good condition.
  • Make sure your load does not obscure lights and warning devices. Pay
    special attention to the outward edge of equipment.
Wishing you a safe and abundant harvest!

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