Polk County Sheriff Urges Drivers to Be Cautious Around Farm Vehicles and Equipment as Harvest Season Continues

Polk County Sheriff Urges Drivers to Be Cautious Around Farm Vehicles and Equipment as Harvest Season Continues

October 7, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Polk County, MN – Farmers in Minnesota are busy harvesting their crops. With this farming activity comes an uptick in traffic on country roads. Large, slow-moving farm equipment is more prevalent on the roads, causing need for drivers to be cautious and aware of their surroundings when approaching these vehicles. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman spoke in-depth about this topic on the ‘Food for Thought’ program. Along with basic safety tips such as slowing down and giving the vehicles plenty of room on the road, Tadman shared more advice.

As part of the ‘Toward Zero Deaths‘ strategy in partnership with Polk County Health and Polk County Wellness Coalition, the Sheriff’s department is placing table tents that showcase reminders of road safety for drivers at local businesses.

If there is any information or suspicious activity, contact the local sheriff’s department to report it. To contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, call (218) 281-0431.