Washington County Sheriff Urges Motorists To Use Caution During Harvest Season

(SALEM) – The Washington County Sheriff Brent Miller is urging caution through the harvest season. Harvest season is in full swing in Washington County and Southern Indiana.

Sheriff Miller would like to encourage motorists to exercise caution and patience as they share the road with large farm vehicles.

According to the most recent data from the National Traffic Safety Adminstration, farm vehicles were involved in 73 fatal crashes across the United States with seven of those incidents occurring in Indiana.

During harvest season, motorists are encouraged to leave ten minutes early and be aware of alternate routes. It’s important to watch for wide vehicles, especially when approaching hills and curves in the road.

“Lets all work together to help ensure everyone’s safety on our roadways,” Sheriff Milled stated.