As Ohio farmers prepare for this fall’s crop harvest, Ohio Agriculture Director James Zehringer and Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel John Born are asking motorists and farmers to use caution when driving in October and November.
Motorists are encouraged to be aware of increased numbers of tractors and farm equipment likely to be seen on state roadways, and farmers likewise are encouraged to put safety as their top priority.
“Despite the wet weather we had throughout planting season this past spring, a substantial amount of corn and soybeans were able to be planted,” said Zehringer. “As farmers begin to harvest those crops, I encourage them to use safety precautions along roadways and to make sure their tractors are both highly visible and well lighted.”
Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent, Colonel John Born, cautions motorists to “be aware that more tractors and slow moving vehicles will be on the roadway over the next couple of months‐ use extra caution and be patient.”
Equipment movement has already begun and with the later planting season will continue late into the fall. Motorists and farmers alike are encouraged to give themselves plenty of extra time when traveling in the upcoming months.