Officials remind drivers to share roadways with slow-moving farm vehicles

The sheriff, state police major and Oneida County Farm Bureau president joined others at Clinton Tractor Friday

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 1:55 PM

CLINTON, N.Y. -- It's that time of year again, to remind drivers that they share the road with slow-moving farm vehicles.

The Oneida County sheriff, state police major and Oneida County Farm Bureau president joined others at Clinton Tractor Friday to stress the importance of sharing local roads with those slow-moving vehicles, and being aware of them-especially on country roads.

"If you're going 55, they're going 25, you're going to be on that piece of equipment real quick, especially if you're not paying attention. And statistically we see somewhere between 30 and 40 farm accidents a year, and one of those will result in a fatal somewhere. That's one too many,” Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol said.

Officials at the press conference also shared details of government funding to provide slow moving vehicle signage and reflective safety tape, to farmers.

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