Expect Slow Moving Farm Machinery on Roads as Harvest Season Starts

Written by on September 23, 2022

Fall harvest time is upon us.

It is one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.

Both farmers and other drivers need to pay extra attention on the roads.

Public roads are oftentimes the only way farmers can get machinery from field to field, and the combination of a slow moving vehicle and faster vehicles can be deadly.

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart said the key is to pay closer attention, “If you’re doing 55 miles an hour, you close that gap on them really quick, a lot quicker than you would think, so again slow down. The biggest thing is folks you’ve got to pay attention, pay attention and watch out for your fellow motorists out there.” 

With deer archery season underway, Hardin County Wildlife Officer  Ryan Kennedy said another thing to be aware of as you are driving are deer entering the roads, “Those deer, a lot of hunters conduct deer drives. They can push deer out, they can run, they’re going to cross the roads, so it’s just something to be aware of.”

Deer are more active at dawn and at dusk, but motorists should always be on alert for them at any time and drive with care. 

For the complete discussion with Ryan Kennedy, tune in Public Eye Saturday morning at 7:30 on WKTN.

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