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MnDOT Urges Drivers to Use Caution Around Farm Vehicles

Wed 5-18-2022

(St. Paul, MN)- Drivers are being urged to watch out for large, slow-moving farm equipment this spring. MnDOT's Scott Thompson says, “farm equipment is very large very heavy and when you contemplate what a crash might look like between a piece of farm equipment and a passenger vehicle, more likely than not that piece of farm equipment is going to prevail.” Data shows there have been 374 crashes involving farm equipment in Minnesota since 2019, resulting in eight deaths and 133 injuries. Inattentive driving and speed were the biggest contributing factors in those crashes. Thompson is recommending motorists also watch for debris dropped by farm equipment and wait for a safe place to pass.