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Watch out for farm equipment on roadways this spring

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

When planting season starts soon more big farm equipment will be on the roads. Police want you to slow down, and be extremely cautious anytime you see a tractor on a road.

Farmers are required to use slow moving signs on public roads, but drivers are also required to yield until farmers can safely move over and let traffic pass.

"We have had incidents where people are not paying attention and  distracted in their vehicles by other things and they run into the rear of these implements and it can be very deadly to you," says Capt. Tom Jackson with the Dougherty County Police.

Last year, a Worth County farmer was critically injured when someone crashed into his tractor. In 2011, a Colquitt County teenager was killed in a similar crash.

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