Indiana Roads Buzzing: 7 Must-Know Tips for Harvest Season Safety


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JASPER COUNTY, Ind. – Harvest season is upon us in Indiana, turning roads into bustling highways of tractors, combines, and grain trucks. To ensure safety for all, Jasper County Sheriff’s Police have released essential guidelines for motorists:

  • Slow Down for Tractors: Exhibit patience with slower farm equipment.
  • Keep Your Distance: Stay at a secure distance, especially behind larger machines.
  • Watch for Wide Loads: Farm equipment may span lanes. Provide extra space.
  • Use Your Signals: Communicate driving intentions through turn signals.
  • Be Alert: Stay vigilant for sudden moves by farm vehicles.
  • No Distracted Driving: Prioritize road focus over phone usage.
  • Pass Safely: Only overtake farm equipment when it’s clearly safe.

Everyone is urged to make safety a priority and spread these crucial tips during this peak agricultural period. Together, we can ensure a secure and efficient harvest season statewide.


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