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Sept. 30, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: De Young

Missouri State Highway Patrol Reminder for Travel Safety During Harvest Season

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to expect more farm equipment traffic during the fall harvest.

Motorist and drivers are encouraged to share the road, but to do so in a safe and respectful manner.

Public Information and Education Officer with the Missouri State Patrol, Sargeant Jake Angle, says motorists need to be alert when on the road with farmers.

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Angle says altogether the were a total of 173 Missouri traffic accidents involving farm machinery in 2013.

Two drivers were killed, 12 were injured, and two farm tractor passengers were injured.

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Missouri State Highway patrol urges motorists to wait to pass until they have a clear view of the road with no oncoming traffic.