The saying goes, “There are two seasons in Wisconsin: winter and construction season.”
Here in Central Wisconsin, there’s another crucial season: growing. For farmers, that means using state and rural roads to travel from farm to field.
Sharing the road is a movement that helps raise awareness to help keeps drivers and drivers of slow-moving machinery safe. Tom Hoffman, Agronomy Division Manager at ProVision Partners, reminds drivers to “Be patient, and pass in the passing zones.”
He also strongly encourages drivers to use their signals and be aware of the tractor-driver’s left side. “Many times, they can’t see as well on that side,” he explained.
Other tips for safely sharing the road include keeping within a manageable speed limit when passing and being aware of the distance between the car and the machinery.