MnDOT reminds drivers, farm operators to share the road safely during harvest season
Japanese farmer driving red tractor through a field of soy bean plants.

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.