- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) - Across the state, tourists are starting to trickle into the state, causing busier highways. But in northern Maine, there’s the added presence of tractors as farmers plant their spring crops.

Farmers tell WAGM-TV that they’re uneasy with impatient motorists who zip past them, creating a dangerous situation.

But Smith’s Farm Manager Emily Smith said farmers recognize that equipment is getting bigger, and taking up more room on highways.

She says that on any given day, her farm as about a dozen pieces of equipment traveling on roads. And some farm equipment machinery is 14 to 15 feet wide.

Caribou police officer Craig Peterson says big equipment makes it difficult for motorists to see, making even more important that they slow down and proceed when caution.


Information from: WAGM-TV, https://www.wagmtv.com

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