Slow Moving Farm Vehicle Awareness April 12 – May 13, 2021

It's planting season

Slow down and pay attention near farm machinery. To navigate safely around them: wait for a safe passing zone, watch for oncoming traffic, use your turn signal and return to your lane once the vehicle is in your rearview mirror. Focus on the road.

This spring, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles.

Non-farm motorists may not immediately recognize farm equipment on roadways or be aware of the special hazards they present. Lighting and reflector locations on tractors, combines and other farm equipment are different from other motor vehicles. Loads on farm vehicles may be wider than other vehicles, which present special hazards for other motorists when left, right, rear and front projections are not easily recognizable.