Kurtz Offers Planting Season Safety Tips

Date posted - March 11, 2016

Vince Kurtz ISPNorthwest Iowa — The warmer weather we’ve been experiencing the past several days turns our thoughts to spring.  And in this part of the country, spring means planting season.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Vince Kurtz says planting season has a tendency to sneak up on us.

He says motorists need to be aware that they’ll soon be sharing the road with much larger, and slower, vehicles.

Trooper Kurtz advises farmers that now is the time to prepare their implements to safely share the road with motorists.

The trooper says that, while the Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem is the only safety equipment required during daylight hours, things change after dark.

Trooper Kurtz says that if farmers have their implements appropriately marked and illuminated, and motorists slow down and be aware of the potential of encountering slow moving farm implements on the road, we can all have a safe planting season.

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