Your farm machinery must be in top shape during harvest. Likewise with slow-moving vehicle emblems.
Your emblems might be faded from the sun, or simply covered with dirt. Faded or dirty SMV emblems aren't as visible to other motorists so you're really not getting the protection you need on public roads.
SMV emblems tell other drivers that you're traveling less than 25 miles and hour, and that they need to use extra caution when approaching or passing you. They're also required by state law.
Take a minute to check that SMV emblems are clean, in good condition and not faded or white-looking, and properly attached to tractors and wagons. It could save your life.
This message was brought to you by Safe Farm, a farm safety program of Iowa State University Extension, helping to make Iowa's farms a safer place to live and work. For more information about SMV emblems or transportation problems, contact your local Extension office.
This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: October 1992
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