Delaware drivers are sharing the roads with farm equipment as the planting season is underway.
State Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said drivers at any time are likely to encounter combines, tractors or other machinery. “This is a busy and active time of the year for Delaware farmers,” Kee said. “Farmers are extremely cautious and careful on the roads, and I urge motorists to do the same by driving carefully and being on alert.” For the general driving public, officials suggest passing a farm vehicle with caution, allow plenty of room, and be patient if the driver can’t immediately pull over. Farmers are also advised to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem, and are advised to use escort vehicles when using oversized equipment that can impair the vision of other drivers.