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Newsline audio releases – September 19, 2014

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With another fall harvest season getting underway, Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant Travis Lauer says farmers and other motorists can both take steps to help keep roadways safe.

Cut 1: Sgt. Travis Lauer, State Patrol (263 KB/17 seconds)

“So we’re asking motorists to stay patient and be alert for slow-moving vehicles. Carefully scan ahead before passing — and be ready if a farm vehicle turns left in front of you. Farm vehicles should display a slow-moving-vehicle sign at all times and use appropriate lighting — especially during hours of darkness.”

Cut 2: Wrap with Lauer (658 KB/42 seconds)

As another harvest season gets underway across Wisconsin, farmers and motorists are being asked to stay patient and alert. This is Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant Travis Lauer.

“So we’re asking motorists to stay patient and be alert for slow-moving vehicles. Carefully scan ahead before passing — and be ready if a farm vehicle turns left in front of you. Farm vehicles should display a slow-moving-vehicle sign at all times and use appropriate lighting — especially during hours of darkness.”

Lauer says vehicles traveling slower than normal traffic should stay as far to the right as practical. Farm vehicles are not required to drive on the shoulder, but they are allowed to do so if it can be done safely. This is Rob Miller reporting.

Fall is a good time to take a scenic photograph. Jane Carrola, coordinator of the Wisconsin DOT’s Rustic Roads program, talks about a photo contest to recognize the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Rustic Roads program.

Cut 1: Jane Carrola, Rustic Roads program (300 KB/19 seconds)

“The contest is open to all amateur photographers 18 years and older. The photos must be new; we are not accepting previously taken images. You have until January 15 of 2015 to submit your photos for judging in six different categories. The state’s Rustic Roads Board will select the winning entries.”

Cut 3: Wrap with Carrola(906 KB/58 seconds)

Take a camera, add some fall colors along a scenic Rustic Road, and you’ve got the perfect combination for an award-winning photo. Amateur photographers have until the end of this year to take photos along any of Wisconsin’s 115 Rustic Roads. Photos can then be entered into a contest celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Rustic Roads program. This is Jane Carrola, coordinator of the Wisconsin DOT’s Rustic Roads program.

“The contest is open to all amateur photographers 18 years and older. The photos must be new; we are not accepting previously taken images. You have until January 15 of 2015 to submit your photos for judging in six different categories. The state’s Rustic Roads Board will select the winning entries.”

Wisconsin’s first Rustic Road was designated in Taylor County in 1975. More info on the contest rules can be found on the Wisconsin DOT web site. This is Rob Miller reporting.


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