Planting season is finally here, and farmers across the country are headed to the fields. Most farmers have fields in several different places, meaning that they and their equipment have to hit the road.
These men and women are trying to make it to their ground so that they can plant the crops that keep you and me fed, but the equipment they need can be big….
I often find myself wondering what to do when I meet, or am behind, a large tractor or combine on the road. Here are five tips to keep you and the farmers you meet safe this spring (and not seem like a jerk of a driver)!
- Slow down and leave plenty of space between your car and the equipment.
- Watch for turn signals, and possibly hand signals, from the driver to let you know they’re turning. They may need extra space to do so.
- Keep an eye out for other traffic that may try to pass you and the equipment.
- If you’re going to pass the equipment, go slowly, leave plenty of space, and be sure to look for other traffic.
- Be patient and know that their hard work, and your patience, pays off for you at every meal!