With the start of the harvest season in central Illinois, not only will slow implements be on the road but so too might be deer, which can be a major hazard to drivers at any spot.
With the harvest all but in full swing, deer sitings will increase, especially if you're traveling on rural roads. With that in mind, local authorities are reminding motorists to take it slow in rural areas and be aware that deer can pop out at any location, at any time.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers reminds motorists to still be mindful of the large machinery out for the harvest. He indicates those implements aren't going to go fast at all and everyone needs to be aware of them.
Chief Lowers says both motorists and farmers need to put the cell phones down while on the road. He says distracted driving has become a major problem the cell phone is the number one culprit.