MoDOT Cautions Drivers About Slow-Moving Farm Equipment

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/23 2014 12:06PM

Updated 04/23 2014 01:23PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The spring planting season underway across Missouri, which means more pieces of farm equipment will be on roads around the state.

Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Transportation sent out a reminder to drivers to keep a sharp eye for tractors and other large pieces of farm implements on and crossing state roads.

"Spring planting time is a busy time of the year for Missouri's farm families, and MoDOT wants to make it a safe time of year too," said MoDOT Director Dave Nichols, in a news release.  "Tractors, trucks and other farm equipment are slow moving, and motorists may be surprised when they come up behind one on a Missouri highway."

Drivers should slow down when approaching farm vehicles. Be patient as the farm vehicles travel to their field entrances.

MoDOT says Missouri's 33,000 miles of state roadway pass alongside the fields of more than 100,000 farms throughout the state.

(information for this story provided by MoDOT)

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