Most road accidents involving tractors in seven European countries involved vehicles older than 12 years, according to statistical analysis by the EU-wide machinery association CEMA

Some 56% of all road accidents with tractors resulting in injury (and 69% of all road accidents with fatal injuries) happen with tractors which have been in use for more than 12 years, the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery (CEMA) has found.

“By contrast, the average risk of becoming involved in an on-road accident appears to be considerably lower for new machines. Considering, in addition, that new tractors are, on average, used a lot more intensely than older equipment, the effective on-road accident risk for tractors which have been in use for less than 13 years actually is 82% lower per hour worked when compared to older machines,” CEMA said in a statement.



Source: The older the tractor, the more likely the accident