If you live in the countryside you may already be used to seeing farm vehicles on the roads. These range from tractors to high-sided vehicles carrying heavy loads, as well as 4x4s with trailers and combine harvesters.
Needless to say many of these vehicles are slower than the average car, and they can take up a lot of room on the roads too. As such it is imperative that every road user pays more attention when driving in areas where there might be farm vehicles around. If you are travelling faster than you should be you might end up in a collision with a farm vehicle, and this can have disastrous consequences.
The majority of people who drive these vehicles understand the potential dangers and do everything they can to minimise them. However there is still the potential for things to go wrong and therefore for accidents to happen. The more we can do to ensure we are able to stay safe when using the roads, the more likely it is fewer accidents will happen in and around farms. It is certainly something we should all become more aware of.
Why can farm vehicles potentially be more dangerous?
We’ve already mentioned that some of them are slow-moving. They also have machinery attached to them and while this is set to a safe position while driving it still represents a potential hazard. They are also large enough to require more room on the road. Since they are slower drivers are sometimes tempted to overtake them when there is not enough room to do so. Exercising more patience and caution can help reduce the chances of being in a collision with a farm vehicle.
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Date Published: November 19, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Farming accident claims