Farm Bureau urges drivers to share the road with farmers

NORWICH – The Chenango County Farm Bureau is pushing an initiative that it hopes will improve road safety in the county for both common motorists and farmers.

Efforts to educate motorists about the importance of rural road safety has become a priority for the organization, fueled by a number of factors including increased traffic flow by the public as well as larger, faster equipment used by farmers.

The Farm Bureau is working closely with Nationwide Insurance in a promotional campaign to spread a message to share the road responsibly.

“Most of our concerns are focused around ag equipment on the roads,” said Chenango County Farm Bureau President Bradd Vickers. “Obviously farmers have to transport large machines, and they need the ability for agriculture machinery to be transported on the road.”

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