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With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.
“We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow down, and share the road, which will not only ensure their safety, but also the safety of our farmers,” says Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Motorists should also pay special attention to stationary farm equipment on the side of the road because there might be farmers working nearby.”
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recommends that motorists:
Farm equipment operators should:
“Roadway safety is a priority of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office,” says Sheriff Hennen. “Patience, courtesy, staying alert and slowing down will help ensure that everyone makes it home safely this growing season.”