Be Cautious And Stay Safe On The Roads This Harvest Season

As harvest rolls across Kansas, law enforcement officials are reminding residents to use caution when traveling on Kansas roadways.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol. There have already been 22 accidents involving farm equipment across the state this year. It’s important motorists be patient when driving on Kansas roadways this harvest season.

Motorists are also urged to be aware of trucks entering and exiting grain elevators. There can be a lot of congestion when people converge on an area at the same time.

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It’s important to be cautious when attempting to pass farm equipment and trucks, and be on the lookout for slow-moving equipment while traveling on county roads.

There are situations where people have attempted to pass a grain truck or farm equipment and had either near misses or actual accidents with oncoming cars.

Intersections are also dangerous at this time of year, particularly on back roads. When you approach an intersection, slow down and be prepared to stop to ensure your path is clear.


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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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