Stay Safe on the Road: Tips for Sharing with Slow-Moving Farm Machinery

With the fall harvest season in full swing, it’s essential for drivers to be aware of the increased presence of large farm equipment on the roads. These implements require more road space, so drivers should be prepared to slow down, pull to the side, or stop when necessary. Rural drivers must remain vigilant, as they might encounter slow-moving farm machinery, necessitating quick responses to avoid collisions. According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, a significant portion of traffic crash fatalities occur on rural roads. Safety is paramount during this season, and both motorists and farmers can contribute to it through patience and collaboration. To read more about safety tips for sharing the road with farm machinery, click here.