Observations from the Agricultural Vehicle Road Accident Data Identified areas of higher casualty risk: –Other road users Right hand turns by agricultural vehicles, particularly for motorcyclists Cars colliding with the rear of agricultural vehicles (high differential speed) Disconnection of tractor and trailer –Agricultural vehicle occupants Agricultural vehicle rollover Collisions from behind on dual carriageways (HGVs at high differential speed). Ejection and contact injuries within the cab (Low level of belt use an important factor).
Agricultural Vehicle Road Accidents Countermeasures for Industry consideration –Right turns Journey planning to avoid right turns. Improved direction indicators. Improved junction layouts. Better signing. –High differential speed Improved conspicuity/warning. Use of three-point seat belt. Collision warning/mitigation systems for other vehicles. Reduced agricultural vehicle use on dual carriageways. –Rollover Further investigation of causes. Use of seat belt. Occupant friendly interior cab design. –Trailer disconnection Better maintenance/enforcement. Improved/standardised hitch design.