Jeff Burbrink slow-moving-vehicle safety column

There are more than 1,000 farm vehicle crashes each year in the U.S. An estimated 75 percent of those accidents result in injury, with a higher proportion of the injuries falling onto the driver of the non-farm vehicle.

In Elkhart County, more than half of our 200,000 people live in rural areas, so the chance of an encounter with a farm implement or buggy is quite high. Add to that the speed at which people drive down our rural roads, and the impatient nature of our society, it is no wonder accidents occur.

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