As harvest rolls across Kansas, law enforcement officials are reminding residents to use caution when traveling on Kansas roadways.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol. There have already been 22 accidents involving farm equipment across the state this year. It’s important motorists be patient when driving on Kansas roadways this harvest season.
Motorists are also urged to be aware of trucks entering and exiting grain elevators. There can be a lot of congestion when people converge on an area at the same time.
It’s important to be cautious when attempting to pass farm equipment and trucks, and be on the lookout for slow-moving equipment while traveling on county roads.
There are situations where people have attempted to pass a grain truck or farm equipment and had either near misses or actual accidents with oncoming cars.
Intersections are also dangerous at this time of year, particularly on back roads. When you approach an intersection, slow down and be prepared to stop to ensure your path is clear.