What are the major causes of crashes involving agricultural vehicles?


In 2010, the Dutch Safety Board [2] found that the width of the agricultural vehicle in combination with often narrow roads is a major crash cause, as well as the fact that the driver’s view is often blocked by parts of the vehicle, machinery or cargo. In addition, the Dutch Safety Board concludes that the visibility and recognisability of agricultural vehicles in the dark can be a problem. These conclusions are based on an in-depth study of 11 serious crashes (with serious road injury or fatality) and the study of 73 police reports of fatal crashes with agricultural vehicles [2].

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Agricultural traffic

In the past ten years (2006-2015) an average of 11 road deaths per year in the Netherlands was registered in crashes involving agricultural… Meer

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