Trooper: Busy Fall — Watch Out For Harvest Equipment, School Buses

Northwest Iowa — Harvest is getting underway in earnest, and that means it’s time for a reminder about how to share the road with farm equipment.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Kevin Krull says since we live in Iowa, we should always be looking for slow-moving farm equipment, but especially during the busy harvest season.

Krull also reminds us of the other thing that is going on in the fall — kids are back in school. Around here, kids have been back in school for a month already, but people need to be aware of their presence.

Krull says troopers continue to try to keep the number of fatal accidents down. But unfortunately as of earlier this month, 228 lives had been lost in fatal crashes in Iowa this year. He says that is 5% or 11 people more than average. Krull encourages everyone to wear their seatbelts, put down the phones, don’t drink and drive or drive distracted — and slow down. Those things will go a long way toward saving more lives, says Krull.



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