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