Distracted Driving The Main Cause Of Crashes Involving Farm Equipment

(Bismarck, ND) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says distracted driving is the main cause of vehicle crashes involving farm equipment. According to law enforcement, distracted drivers combined with the slow movement of farm equipment can cause drivers to misjudge their distance and speed, resulting in crashes. Most highways in North Dakota have a speed limit of seventy miles per hour, while farm machinery travels at around thirty-five to forty miles per hour. According to law enforcement data, there were forty-four crashes involving farm equipment in North Dakota in the year 2021 alone.

More Stories

Today's Top Stories