Wisconsin Farm Bureau Asks Farmers and Motorists To Work Together to Keep Roadways Safe
Labor Day weekend means heavily traveled roadways and the unofficial start of the fall harvest season. Tractors and other implements of husbandry (IOH) are allowed to operate on Wisconsin roadways but are often large and slow-moving which can cause confusion for drivers sharing the roads.
“Farmers and motorists alike should work together to keep the roadways safe, so everyone can return home safely at the end of the day,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte. “Safety must be a top priority for everyone on the road.”
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 18 people have been killed and 607 injured from 2011- 2017 in crashes involving agricultural equipment in Wisconsin.