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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution as farm equipment will be entering the roadways this spring. MnDOT reports that in the last three years, there have been 386 crashes involving farm equipment in Minnesota that resulted in 166 injuries and 6 deaths. Inattentive driving and speed were the biggest factors in those crashes. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution, watch for debris dropped by trucks, wait for a safe place to pass and drive with your headlights on. Farm equipment operators are advised to use lights and flashers to become visible, use slow-moving emblems on equipment, and consider a follow vehicle especially at night.

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