Be aware of farm machinery during harvest

I would like to remind everyone that harvest time is here and we need to make sure to drive accordingly.

A lot of the farm machinery takes up much of the roadway, especially on rural country roads. Drivers are urged to drive with that in mind, and to make sure you are aware of your surroundings especially when cresting hills, not knowing what is on the other side. Many accidents happen in the early morning or later afternoon hours when the sun is just rising or setting, causing blind spots.

Accidents also occur when drivers are trying to pass machinery, as view of the farmer can become obstructed due to the equipment.  Sometimes motorists feel they are behind schedule and try to make up time on the road and try to pass in unsafe locations. Remember, safety first, accidents can be avoided and we are asking your cooperation in making this harvest a safe one.

Also, please buckle up and arrive safely at your intended location.

John Merchant27 Posts

John Merchant currently serves as Brown County (Kansas) Sheriff.

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