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Harvest Tips

Harvest season is nearing the Norton and and some parts of Kansas are already done, but the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, and combines.  Most farm equipment is not designed to travel at highway speeds, and may only be designed to travel 15-25 miles per hour. Farm equipment is often wider than other vehicles, and is sometimes wider than the lane of traffic, so extra room should be allowed when traveling near a farm implement on the road. Extra caution should be practiced on all roads, but especially on the busy rural roads with unmarked intersections. In 2010 in the state of Kansas, there were 102 crashes involving farm equipment. Two people were killed, and 24 injured in these crashes.