Monthly Safety Blasts – Rural Road Safety


Each year, an estimated 550 motor vehicle crashes
involving farm equipment occur in the Southwest.


  • Always follow road rules
  • Always use reflectors & SMB placards
  • Always clean & replace reflectors
  • Always be visible 24/7


  • When possible use lead cars
  • When possible avoid heavy traffic
  • When possible avoid left turns
  • When possible avoid bad weather
  • When possible avoid loaded front-end loader


  • Never drink & drive
  • Never allow extra riders
  • Never use cell phones
  • Never drive while tired or under the influence

A rural road crash happens nearly every day in the Southwest.1

Your efforts to stay safe on the road can be your best
protection against drivers that don’t plan to slow down
and pay attention.

1.SW Ag Crash Project Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education at UTHealth Northeast (Cooperative Agreement U54 OH07541)


3..Safe Tractor Operations | Driving on the highway