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A. W. Gill was severely injured in a wreck near Warwick in July A. W. Gill was severely injured in a wreck near Warwick in July
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Motorists see renewed calls to watch out for motorcycles on the roadways, but it's also important to be aware of vehicles and the other end of the size spectrum- farm equipment.

Crashes involving farm equipment climbed 7% last year. With harvest season upon us, the state's highway safety and agriculture agencies are teaming up to bring attention to the need for more safety on Georgia's rural roads.

In nearby Worth County, A. W. Gill was severely injured in a wreck near Warwick in July.

Statistics from 2012 show that nine deaths resulted from 429 farm-equipment related crashes and 185 people reported injuries.

By law, farm equipment must have the nationally designated slow-moving vehicle sign - a red triangle-shaped reflector to warn oncoming drivers that their equipment is on the road.

 These vehicles often travel at speeds no higher than 25 mph.

 

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