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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Be aware, slow down
Be cautious out there while driving the roads. Farmers have a job to do same as we do. They just happen to move a bit slower than others. This farmer is a family member of mine and I know he loves what he does but we also want him to return home safe when the job is done. Please be aware of slow moving vehicles this time of year.
Here are a few safety tips for driving when on the road
At 55 miles per hour, it will take only five seconds to close a gap the length of a football field between you and a tractor going five miles per hour.
Watch for hand signals that a tractor driver may use to signal he is turning or stopping.
Do not pull out in front of farm equipment. It cannot stop or slow down as easily as a car, especially if pulling other equipment.
If an oversized farm vehicle is coming your way from the opposite direction, make sure you can pass it safely. If not, pull over and wait for it to pass.
Remember that if you must slow down to 20 mph behind a tractor for two miles, you will only lose six minutes