As another Wisconsin fall harvest season gets underway, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officials ask motorists and farm vehicle operators to be safe, patient, and share the road.
“Agriculture supports more than 413,000 jobs in Wisconsin and contributes more than $88 billion annually to our state’s economy,” DATCP Secretary Sheila Harsdorf said. “It’s important that during the next several weeks, as farmers are working day and night to harvest crops and complete field work, that those on our roadways exercise caution and patience to ensure safety for all.”
“Safety along our roadways requires that everyone do their part,” WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross said. “Motorists should provide farm vehicles extra room to operate and anticipate the possibility they may slow down or turn. Ag vehicle operators should ensure they use appropriate lights, signage and signals, and comply with weight restrictions.”