Signs for the Times
COUNTRY Financial notes 29 Illinois residents have died in collisions with farm machinery over the past five years.
To minimize risks for both farmers and motorists, the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), department of transportation and state police have launched Caution, Slow Down, Share the Road, a rural roadway safety awareness program.
Conceived by Adams and Madison County Farm Bureau members, the program is designed to boost motorist awareness of farm machinery movements and identification of the triangular ag slow-moving vehicle emblem as a signal to exercise caution. IFB will encourage county Farm Bureaus to place 3-by-20-foot banners at rural intersections during planting and harvest. Temporary banners were developed rather than permanent postings to keep the message fresh during peak farm traffic periods.