Right of Way Safety

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KIMT NEWS 3 — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is offering a friendly to farmers.

MnDOT is reminding farmers to use safe practices when planting and mowing crops in highways right of ways.

They also tell us that planting crops within the right of way is illegal and can cause danger for motorists.

“So with the farmers, we don’t want them planting on the right of way because there as the crops grow, it visually impacts the drivers and they might not be able to see around the corner to see if there is oncoming traffic so it’s really a safety thing,” MnDOT spokesperson Kristin Kammueller said.

State law prohibits plowing and tilling in the right of ways including driving lanes, shoulders, ditches and sight corners at intersections.

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