We’re all used to seeing cars on the roads, but in some cases it can be unusual to see tractors too. They’re not allowed on motorways since they are not able to travel at the speeds necessary to ensure they don’t cause a danger to other road users. However, you will see them on other roads, particularly those that are close to farms and similar areas. This may not just be in the country either.
Thankfully car and tractor collisions are not that common. This is partly due to there being few tractors on the roads and partly due to the proper care and attention most drivers take when ensuring they do not cause any danger to those around them. Tractors are by their very nature quite slow vehicles, so it makes sense that other drivers should take their time in passing them if they find themselves behind one. If this does not occur it can mean there is a higher potential chance of an accident occurring, and if this should happen it might involve more than one vehicle. It is always important to make sure it is safe to go past a tractor whenever you encounter one.
What might happen in an accident involving a car and a tractor?
If a car is travelling too fast on a country road and the driver doesn’t allow enough time to see the road ahead, they may hit a tractor if one should be on the road. In other cases impatient drivers may try to pass a tractor quickly when there is no space available to do so. This brings forward the chance for a head-on collision to occur with another vehicle. If a driver tries to swerve back onto their side of the road it might hit the tractor, so you can see there are possibilities for accidents to occur.
Could you be entitled to compensation?
It might be possible for you to make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation if you have evidence of negligence on the part of another driver. Call 0800 689 0500 today to speak to a member of the team at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always open and we have connections with many experienced and professional injury compensation lawyers, so you will be in a good position to find out whether you can make a claim.
Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Car accident claims