Harvest Share The Roads Reminder 26 Sep 13

As the harvest gets underway around the local area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding motorists and farm equipment operators to safely share the road. An increased number of large farm implements will be on area roadways in the coming weeks, and Mn/Dot officials say rural motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow-moving farm vehicles. Farm equipment is large and heavy, making it hard for operators to accelerate, slow down and stop. The machines also make wide turns and sometimes cross over the center line, so all area residents are being asked to be aware and be extra careful on the roads this season.