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Motorists: Be patient on roads as farmers harvest their crops

October 22, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

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Rural Roads Safety Week is officially observed every spring to remind drivers to be cautious and patient when they encounter farm vehicles on roads in planting season.

But autumn is another hectic time as farmers drive trucks, tractors and large equipment to the fields to harvest crops.

The Butler County Farm Bureau and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which promote Rural Roads Safety Week, are asking drivers to use caution and patience now because farmers are in the midst of harvest season.

“People need to slow down when they see farm equipment on the road. It's a busy time of year right now,” said Evelyn Minteer, farm bureau information director.

This is an excerpt — read the full article in the Butler Eagle.

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