SPRINGFIELD - The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office and the Sangamon County Farm Bureau are asking for motorists to be aware of slow moving vehicles during this harvest season.
"During the harvest, traveling on county roads includes frequent encounters with tractors, heavy trucks and combines", said Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell. "In addition, many rural roads have hills and curves that impair vision for safe passing." To avoid any tragedies this harvest, the Sheriff's Office recommends the following safe driving tips:
Jim Birge, Manager of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau adds, "We have over half million acres of farm ground in Sangamon County, but we also have many urban areas. The problem comes when drivers aren't patient or when city drivers encounter farming vehicles. If we think about these situations ahead of time, we should be able to avoid an accident."