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Share rural roads safely with these rural driving safety tips

rural driving safety tips

Driving defensively is important for all drivers. But it is especially critical for farm machinery operators driving on rural roads.

According to the National Ag Safety Database, crash fatality rates in most rural counties are almost double what they are in urban counties. 

Here are some more surprising facts about rural driving that come from the database:

Stay safe on public rural roads

Especially during planting and harvest seasons, more farm vehicles share roadways with other vehicles. That includes planters, combines and other farm equipment moving from one field to another. As well as trucks and tractors transporting produce or farm supplies. 

To help ensure your safety:

Learn more about pre-harvest safety.

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