Analysis of technical legislation and tractors market influence on tractor accidents in the lat 15 years

Authors

  • Rajko BERNIK Biotehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za agronomijo, Katedra za kmetijsko tehniko, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1111 Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Marjan DOLENŠEK Kmetijsko gozdarski zavod Novo mesto, Šmihelska 14, SI-8000 Novo Mesto, Slovenija

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2006.87.2.15115

Keywords:

tractors, accidents, technical legislation, tractors market

Abstract

Although the number of fatal tractor accidents has been constantly decreasing during the last
15 years, it still remains at a high average level of 34 yearly. While the number of tractorinvolved
traffic accidents has dropped considerably, work accidents have not been distinctly
reduced. The number of new tractor registrations is decreasing every year, and the average
power of tractors is increasing. The sale of East-European tractors has been reduced a great
deal, and the sale of West-European tractors has gone up. Obligatory use of tractor cabin
was directed in 1984, and tractor homologation in 2004. The most important causes of tractor
accidents are technical insuitability of older tractors (more than 30000 are without a cabin or
safety arch) and inadequate handling of drivers.

Published

15. 09. 2006

Issue

Section

Review Article

How to Cite

BERNIK, R., & DOLENŠEK, M. (2006). Analysis of technical legislation and tractors market influence on tractor accidents in the lat 15 years. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 87(2), 365–380. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2006.87.2.15115

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