Drivers Can Expect More Farm Equipment On Roadways

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to be aware of slower moving farm equipment on Missouri Roads.

With planting season approaching, many two-lane highways in rural parts of the state may see heavier farm machinery traffic.

There were 171 traffic crashes involving farm equipment in Missouri in 2017. Of those crashes, 5 were killed and 40 were injured.

Drivers are asked to stay alert and wait to pass until there is a clear view of the road and no oncoming traffic. Special attention is required at dawn and dusk when the sun can make it difficult to see.

Farmers are reminded to drive as far to the right as possible, and if traffic is accumulating pull off onto the side of the road so vehicles can pass.

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