This is a two-part series on sharing the road during harvest season. In our previous blog post, we discussed how farmers can alert other motorists and better share the road with them.
As we transition into fall, farmers are getting ready for harvest. More combines, tractors, and semis will be traveling on rural roads. With an increase of these slow-moving vehicles in transit, it’s important for motorists to know how to share the road.
In order to keep everyone safe, here are a few things for motorists to remember when traveling rural roads and highways:
According to Southern States, most paved rural roads are around 18-20 feet wide; many pieces of farm equipment measure over 13 feet wide. With farm equipment taking up a majority of the road, it’s important that you slow down and give the farmer enough time to get over on the side of the road so that you can safely pass.
We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
Thank you for your understanding and your support of our local business!
Wishing everybody safety and good health.