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It's National Farm Safety Week

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To the editor:

The Farm Bureau Women's Committee wants to make everyone aware that Sept. 21-27 is National Farm Safety Week. With fall fieldwork beginning, it is prime time for motorists to be on the lookout for the farm equipment moving from field to field and to the elevator.

Most people don't realize the amount of time they have to react when a tractor is doing 15 or 20 mph and they're driving 50-55 mph. We are talking about a matter of a few seconds before you're right upon the back of a farm implement. Many accidents occur because motorists were following too closely.

Illinois law requires the use of the triangular SMV (slow-moving vehicle) emblem on the back of all farm machinery, tractors, wagons, etc. Farmers need to be sure these are on their machinery, and visible (no mud or dust covering them up).

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It is the time of year to be aware. Leave yourself extra time and slow down, get plenty of sleep, so that you can stay safe and keep our farmers safe on the roads they must travel during harvest. Everyone's life is precious. Staying alert is vital for everyone's safety.

May we all have a safe and bountiful harvest!

Marilyn Steiger
Ruth Opperman
Farm Bureau Women's Committee members

[Posted September 23, 2008]

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