Ag Machinery Hitting The Roadways, Drivers Urged To Use Caution

LINCOLN – With Nebraska’s Ag producers gearing up for the planting season to feed America, more and more agriculture implements will be working near and traveling on Nebraska roadways.

According to a release from the Nebraska State Patrol, troopers are advising drivers to keep an eye out and be focused of their surroundings.

Nebraska drivers are reminded that it is legal for farm machinery to travel from field to field on public roads other than Nebraska’s interstates. Drivers should remember that this equipment often travels at slow speeds and the implement’s size may limit the operator’s ability to see other vehicles. Motorists should only pass in legal passing zones and when safe to do so.

Drivers should be alert and use extra caution on roads that may be routes of travel for this machinery. With the potential combination of fast-moving vehicles and slow-moving farm equipment, it is critical that drivers avoid distractions.

Ag producers are also encouraged to voluntarily comply with traffic safety laws, display warning signs on machinery, use flashing yellow caution lights when traveling and be aware of vehicles that may be attempting to pass.