Bolivar Missouri car accident lawyers join Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) in reminding drivers to stay alert during harvest time. National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18 -24 this year. Part of this week is about remaining alert while driving, particularly on Missouri's rural highways.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is an annual promotion designed to celebrate the hard work, diligence and sacrifices of our nation's farmers and ranchers. And it is a great time to promote traffic safety. Harvest week means more trucks and heavier farm machinery will be on the road and we should all be prepared to share the roads. Drivers and farmers alike should be extra vigilant for potential car accidents.
Missouri Car Accidents Involving Farm Equipment
Last year, in 2010, there were 157 car accidents involving Missouri farm equipment. Of those one driver was killed and 23 were injured, while 3 farm tractor passengers were injured. Many car accidents during harvest week can be avoided. The following safety guidelines should be followed to reduce your risk of being in a car accident on a rural road during harvest time.
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