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September 19, 2014

As another harvest season gets underway across Wisconsin, farmers and motorists are being asked to stay patient and alert. As drivers come upon slow-moving farm vehicles, they should scan the road ahead carefully before passing and anticipate the possibility of the farm vehicle turning left across their path. Farm vehicle operators can do their part by displaying a slow-moving-vehicle sign, using appropriate lighting, and staying as far to the right as practical. Farm vehicles are not required to drive on the roadway shoulder, but are allowed to do so if it can be done safely. Audio


The annual “Walk to School Day” is coming up on Wednesday, October 8. It promotes the health, safety and environmental benefits of using good old-fashioned people power to get to class. Walk to School Day encourages and celebrates walking events of all sizes, everything from district-wide activities to small gatherings of students, parents, educators, law enforcement officers and community members walking to school together. Schools can register their 2014 events online. Last year, more than 150 organized Walk to School Day events took place in Wisconsin.


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. The state’s Rustic Roads Board will select top photos in six categories. More info on the contest rules can be found on the Wisconsin DOT web site. Wisconsin’s first Rustic Road was designated in Taylor County in 1975. Audio


Starting this Saturday, September 20, Wisconsin’s Division of Motor Vehicles is adding hours at two Milwaukee DMV customer service centers. Milwaukee’s Northwest Service Center, on Mill Road, and Southwest Service Center, on Grange Avenue, will be open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. If the extended hours at the two Milwaukee-based customer service centers prove successful, the DMV may offer Saturday hours at additional Wisconsin DMVs in 2015.

For more information, contact:

Rob Miller, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-2405,

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