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Kansas Highway Patrol urges safety during harvest


Harvest season is underway in parts of the state, and the Kansas Highway Patrol reminds motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, combines and other implements.
Most farm equipment is not designed to travel at highway speeds, and may only travel 15-25 mph. Farm equipment is often wider than other vehicles and is sometimes wider than the lane of traffic, so extra room should be allowed when traveling near an implement on the road. Extra caution should be practiced on all roads, but especially on the busy rural roads with unmarked intersections.


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