MO Highway Patrol urges drivers to be aware of farm vehicles during harvest season

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to be extra cautious behind the wheel over the next few weeks.

It’s harvest time across the Show-Me State, which means an increase in farm machinery traffic, especially on rural highways.

Those types of vehicles often take up a lot of space on the road and may be moving at a much slower pace than normal traffic.

In 2018, 186 Missouri traffic crashes involved farm equipment.

In those crashes, seven people were killed and 66 others were injured.

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