National Farm Safety and Health Week begins September 17, and the Illinois State Police (ISP) is reminding motorists and farmers about traffic safety during the fall harvest season, which typically begins in early September and can last into November.

As farmers are traveling between fields, ISP is asking motorists and farmers to share the road to help reduce crashes involving tractors, implements, and other farm equipment.

ISP is encouraging motorists to:

•           Allow extra travel time during harvest season.
•           Don’t pass until it’s safe and legal to do so.
•           Use extra caution around tractors and slow-moving vehicles.
•           Adjust to a greater following distance to increase sight lines when following behind wide, slow-moving vehicles.

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