Nebraska State Patrol Urges Caution During Harvest Season

LINCOLN – The Nebraska State Patrol wants motorists in Nebraska to be extra careful during the 2016 harvest season.

As harvest season is in full swing, that also means more tractors, combines, grain carts and other ag equipment will be on Nebraska roads. These vehicles typically travel at slower speeds with the drivers oftentimes having less visibility than average motorists.

These agricultural implements should have Slow Moving Vehicle warning triangles displayed, as well as flashing their caution lights. They are also allowed to drive on the shoulder of the roadway.

Colonel Brad Rice of the Nebraska State Patrol says farm vehicles are not the only thing to watch out for during the harvest season.

“Motorists should also be aware of the possibility of wildlife moving around due to the increased activity in the fields.”

The NSP also encourages drivers of ag equipment to buckle up if their vehicle allows it.