Large farm vehicles come with a unique set of challenges on public roads. These driving tips for farmers can help prevent rural road accidents.
How you can help
- Your farm or ranch workers should be licensed drivers and trained on the equipment being driven
- Check your equipment regularly to determine brakes, tires, lights, and steering are all working properly
- Make sure you have good visibility
- Are windshields and lights clean?
- Are there blind spots?
- Make sure other drivers can see you
- Use your headlights and flashing lights
- Use escort vehicles ahead and behind (with flashing lights) if necessary
- Trim over-grown weeds or grasses at corners of your property that keep drivers from seeing cross traffic
- Use a slow-moving-vehicle (SMV) emblem
- Be aware of the condition of the roads you’ll be driving on, such as narrow bridges, ditches close to the road, and sharp curves
- Don’t allow extra riders for any reason
- Maintain appropriate speed
- Follow the same laws as other motorists: stop at stop signs, signal for turns, and obey the speed limit
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