The causes of most machinery accidents on the road

The causes of most machinery accidents on the road

According to CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Industry), a recent European study has found that more than four fifths (83%) of accidents that happen on public roads involving agricultural machinery can be attributed to just five major factors.

The findings are the result of an analysis of accident data from Switzerland over a six-year period (2011-2016). The analysis was done by the Swiss Advisory Centre for Accident Prevention in Agriculture, studying 276 agricultural accidents in the given time-frame.

In order of importance, the five significant causes of on-road accidents with farm machines are: roll-over of the machine (24% of recorded on-road agri machinery accidents); behaviour of other road-users (20%); operator visibility (15%); machine maintenance (13%); and driver behaviour (11%).

Source: Agriland