'Don’t assume the farmer knows you are there': Take extra care when driving during harvest season
TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - With the amount of farm equipment on the roads increasing during harvest season, extra care is needed while driving.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be extra cautious during harvest season due to the increase of farm equipment driving on the roads. Tractors, trucks, combines and other implements are often bigger and much slower than than personal vehicles.
"As the busy farming season is underway, each traveler in Kansas needs to be more aware of increased farm implement and truck traffic," said Lt. Candice Breshears.
Troopers have provided these tips for every traveler:
- Don't assume the farmer knows you are there.
- Pass with extreme caution.
- When a farm vehicle pulls to the right side of the road, it does not mean it is turning or allowing you to pass.
- Think of the slow-moving vehicle emblem as a warning to adjust your speed.
- Pay attention.