Combines are rolling for the fall harvest. And this is National Farm Safety and Health Week. Motorists are urged to stay alert for slow-moving farm equipment on rural and state routes.
Safety experts advise drivers to watch out for the SMV emblems and be prepared to move over to allow the larger farm machinery to pass. Patience is key during the harvest.
Farmers should also be aware not all drivers pay close attention to slow-moving farm equipment, so precautionary measures are necessary.
The CDC reports that farming is the 6th most dangerous occupation in America.