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Slow moving vehicles are required to be marked on the rear with a slow moving vehicle triangle. When motorists encounter one of these vehicles moving in the same direction, slow down and wait for a safe and legal time to pass. Many crashes involving farm equipment occur when the farm equipment is making a left turn and a motorist is attempting to pass.

Drivers should be aware that when the farm equipment slows down near a farm for instance, that it might be getting ready to turn left. Drivers should watch the farm equipment operator for hand signals. As a courtesy farm equipment operators should find a place to pull off and allow traffic to pass should traffic back up behind the equipment.

When encountering slow moving equipment moving in the opposite direction drivers should watch for impatient drivers passing at the wrong time. Drivers also need to remember that farm equipment is wide and may be taking up more than just their lane.

 
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