Planting Season Means More Farmers on the Roadways

Published 04/29 2014 02:46PM

Updated 04/29 2014 02:51PM

It's finally Spring and with Spring comes planting season for farmers and more equipment on the roadways.

Indiana State Police and several local farmers reached out to WFFT, voicing their concerns about the safety of tractors and cars sharing the roadway.

Farming often requires driving large machinery on the road and motorists should be extra cautious when approaching a tractor or other equipment in front of them.

Richard Myer, a farmer in Huntertown says, "Sometimes they can misjudge how wide the equipment is.  Whether you're driving a big truck, like a tri-axel gravel truck, or you're driving a small car, you need to give the farmer time to allow you to pass safely."

Myer says the best thing to do when approaching a piece of farm equipment on the road is to slow down and give the farmer time to notice you and pull over.

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