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Over the next couple of months, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and patience, as they share the road with these large vehicles.
According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, farm vehicles were involved in 73 fatal crashes across the U.S., with seven of those incidents occurring in Indiana.
By law, farm equipment must have the nationally designated slow-moving vehicle sign—a red triangle-shaped reflector—to warn oncoming drivers that their equipment is on the road. These vehicles often travel at speeds no higher than 25 mph and the most common types Hoosiers will encounter are combines and tractors pulling grain carts.
The following list includes several safety tips for motorists approaching large farm equipment:
The following organizations will be working together to share these safety tips during harvest season: Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Indiana State Police.
Special thanks to Hoosier Ag Today, and Alan Kemper and Kemper Farms for the public safety announcement.
You can also listen to the PSA by tuning into Hoosier Ag Today radio stations.