Sheriff issues safety reminder

Brown County Sheriff John Merchant

(KNZA)--Now that planting season is upon us, and farmers are able to get into the fields, Brown County Sheriff John Merchant, and other area authorities, send the reminder to motorists to be safe and diligent while sharing local area roadways with farming equipment.

Merchant says motorists should use extra caution when driving and allow plenty of space between them and farm equipment.

He says when vehicles are in the blind spots of the farmer, they may be unable to see you.

In addition, Merchant says when approaching hills on country roads, slow down as you approach the top and be ready to pull to the side if you meet farm equipment, and don't over drive your line of sight or stopping distance.

Merchant urges you to use sound judgement when encountering agricultural equipment on the roadways.

Also, he says motorists need to remember to be observant of schools busses and obey their stop signs.

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