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Watch for farm equipment on the road

A KMC peanut combine seen an Sunbelt Ag Expo A KMC peanut combine seen an Sunbelt Ag Expo
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Three state agencies are coming together to raise awareness for farmers on the roads. The Governor's office of Highway Safety, the Department of Agriculture, and the GSP are asking drivers to slow down.

Farm equipment was involved in over 450 accidents last year, and 10 people died.

Officials want drivers to know that cars traveling 55 miles per hour can go the length of a football field in five seconds.

"What we ask the motoring public to remember is that these farm tractors are traveling at a very slow speed. You will be up on them before you know. These tractors are usually very large and operators can't see very well," said Sgt. Tommy Peeples of the Georgia State Patrol.

More than 40 people have died in farm-related accidents in the last five years.



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