The Nebraska State Patrol urges motorists to use extra caution as agricultural equipment increases on roadways through the harvest season.



“It’s easy to become a little antsy when sharing the road with slow moving agricultural equipment,” said Traffic Services Commander, Major Russ Stanczyk.  “However, this is the time for all drivers to exercise caution and take great care when following or passing these big farm vehicles.”


The Nebraska State Patrol urges motorists to use extra caution as agricultural equipment increases on roadways through the harvest season.

“It’s easy to become a little antsy when sharing the road with slow moving agricultural equipment,” said Traffic Services Commander, Major Russ Stanczyk.  “However, this is the time for all drivers to exercise caution and take great care when following or passing these big farm vehicles.”

Operators of agricultural implements are reminded they may travel upon the shoulder of the roadway, when available.

 They are also reminded of the need for SMV warning triangles, and to utilize their flashing yellow caution lights whenever they are on the road.

 When turning left from a roadway into a field or farm entrance, operators are cautioned to be aware of vehicles attempting to pass them.

Major Stanczyk said, “By cultivating a little patience and common sense, we can make this harvest season a safe one on Nebraska roads.”