(Ames) A reminder to motorists and operators of large farm equipment.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is urging motorists and farm vehicle operators to exercise caution during the movement of slow-moving equipment on Iowa’s roadways.
Data for 2011 shows a total of 198 crashes involved farm equipment. Those crashes resulted in seven fatalities, 15 major injuries, 46 minor injuries and 55 other possible injuries. Of the 198 crashes, 119 resulted only in property damage.
Below are the statistics for 2004 through 2011. The 2011 numbers are subject to change as law enforcement investigations are finalized.
April 30, 2012