Watch For Farm Equipment Warning 13 Oct 11

Fall is the time of year for motorists in Minnesota to start watching for farm equipment. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are busy transporting crops to market and grain elevators. Southern Minnesota Mn/DOT Spokesperson Rebecca Arndt urges that drivers be patient around large tractors and combines, saying they will let you pass eventually. Arndt says it’s important to slow down for large farm vehicles, especially on rural two-lane roads. Farm equipment operators are urged to use lights and flashers to be more visible on the road. There were 433 crashes involving farm vehicles between 2008 and 2010 on Minnesota roads.

  • Jean

    Combine drivers should be asked to turn off their field lights while driving down the road. It’s impossible to see the road when a driver meets them on the road. The combine lights are enough.

  • Jean

    Combine drivers should be asked to turn off their field lights while driving down the road. It’s impossible to see the road when a driver meets them on the road. The combine lights are enough.