MnDOT reminds drivers, farm operators to share the road safely during harvest season
October 6, 2022 9:20AM CDT
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking motorists and farm operators to safely share the road this harvest season.
Drivers should be aware of slow-moving large farm equipment, particularly on rural, two-lane roads. MnDOT says drivers should slow down and use caution around farm equipment and watch for debris falling from machinery.
Farm operators are advised to use slow-moving vehicle emblems, lights, and flashers. Farmers should also consider using a follow vehicle, particularly at night.
There has already been at least one crash involving a tractor this year. A 71-year-old Wells man died when an SUV crashed into his tractor on Highway 22 north of Kiester.