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


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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