Be sure you know the rules for operating your farm vehicle on public roads

Collisions while making turns and rear-end collisions account for most accidents involving farm vehicles. And almost all occur on two-lane, undivided roads


In an average year, there are more than 220 “reportable” collisions on public roads in Ontario that involve farm vehicles. Most of those incidents, according to Bob Nichols, senior media liaison officer with the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO), occur on municipal, township and county roads.
“Only eight per cent of farm vehicle crashes occur on provincial highways, ” Nichols says, adding that “96 per cent of farm crashes occur on two-lane, undivided roads.”

Better Farming - April 2012