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SAFETY REMINDER FOR HARVEST SEASON

SAFETY REMINDER FOR HARVEST SEASON

Harvest Season Requires Drivers and Farm Vehicle Operators to be Safe, Patient and Alert With another fall harvest season underway, the Wisconsin State Patrol is reminding motorists and farm vehicle operators to be safe, patient, and share the road.

This is an especially busy time of year for farmers, requiring motorists to be extra alert, patient and be very cautious when legally passing a farm vehicle, said Lieutenant Craig Larson of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Northwest Region, Spooner Post. Ag vehicle operators have several responsibilities as well and must use appropriate lights, signage and signals, and comply with weight restrictions.

Over the last decade in Wisconsin, there were a total of 1,707 traffic crashes involving agricultural equipment resulting in 32 fatalities and 874 injuries.

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