Iowa: Safety warning as corn reaches full height

5 Aug

LXinfoImage1191-Corn fieldThe Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT) has urged motorists to take extra care at rural level crossings as the state-wide corn crop reaches full height. The IADOT warning highlights the potential for the standing corn to obscure sightlines that are otherwise available on the approach to level crossings. During 2012 rural highway intersections and level crossings saw 33 accidents, killing one person and injuring 40, including 14 with serious injuries, that were attributed to restricted sighting caused by crops and trees.

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