Jun 15, 2024

Kansas Highway Patrol urges road sharing with farmers

Posted Jun 15, 2024 10:00 AM
Photo KHP
Photo KHP

Kansas Highway Patrol

RILEY COUNTY— It's a busy time for farmers in Kansas with wheat harvest underway.

The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind drivers to #ShareTheRoad, use caution, and have patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, combines, and other farm implements.Here are some essential tips to help keep everyone safe!

Slow down if you see the orange/red slow-moving vehicle emblem.

Increase your following distance.

Be patient! Don't assume that a farmer can move aside to let you pass. Farmers have to assess the road for an area that can support the weight of the equipment without causing it to tip over.

Use extra caution when passing. Never pass while approaching curves, hills, bridges, intersections, or railroad crossings. Always remember to share the road, be patient, and be a cautious, courteous driver! Being a safe driver can help keep yourself and our Kansas farmers safe!