Rural Highway Risks (Public Service Announcement)

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Harvest season means an increase in farm machinery traffic on rural highways. As farmers and ranchers rush to meet harvest deadlines, vehicles and farm machinery can create a lethal mix on the road. The National Safety Council urges you to follow these driving guidelines:

If your farm equipment operates at less than 25 miles per hour, be sure to get a slow-moving vehicle emblem that is clearly visible from the rear.

Also, use flashing hazard lights to warn other vehicles about wide loads and frequent turns.

Remember, road safety can prevent your harvest drive from becoming a one way trip.

This document is a Sample News Release produced by the National Safety Council, Public Relations Department, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201, (708)775-2307.

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