Planting season is in full swing, and that means it's time to share the road with area farmers.
 
 When approaching farm equipment MnDOT says motorists should slow down and use caution.
Farm equipment operators should also always use lights and flashers to make their equipment more visible.
Over the past five years, there were 688 crashes involving farm vehicles that resulted in 23 fatalities and 348 injuries.
Twenty-two percent of all farm equipment crashes and 29 percent of the fatalities were distraction-related.