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Practice defensive driving to stay safe on country roads especially during harvest

Who among us hasn’t had a close call on the road? Maybe someone cut a yellow light just a little too close for comfort or an animal jumped onto the road out of nowhere.

During busy times of year, it seems that close calls on dirt country roads are especially prevalent. People are driving at fast speeds. Views can be obstructed by crops or trees. Most intersections are uncontrolled. Farming equipment adds another element altogether. And maybe it’s just a bit too easy to let your guard down when you’re usually the only driver for miles around.

With all that in mind, it’s especially important to practice defensive driving on country roads as harvest picks up. Simply following the rules of the road and mastering the basic mechanics of driving aren’t enough. Drivers need to anticipate dangerous situations that may arise from adverse conditions or other people’s mistakes.

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