Friday, September 17, 2010
It's Harvest Time in Will County, Be Careful Driving Near Farm Implements
It is now harvest season in Will County. Farmers are at work harvesting corn and soybean crops. With more tractors, wagons, and grain trucks on the road, it is important for everyone to slow down and share the road safely with farm equipment.
When you see the slow moving vehicle sign, slow down and give the vehicle plenty of room. Also be careful to stay out of the way when the vehicle makes turns, as the turns may be wide.
Since the housing boom bust in Will County, there are several areas of land where heavy residential and retail development exists alongside farm fields. Especially in areas such as New Lenox, Manhattan, Frankfort, and Green Garden, farm implements share roads that now experience heavy use. On roads such as Route 45 or Laraway or Cedar Road, there might be a long line of cars behind a farm implement. Do your part for safety, slow down and make sure to pass these implements only when it is safe!