Accidents with tractors and agricultural machinery in public transport of Republic of Serbia without provinces

Gliogrevic, Kosta and Oljaca, Mico and Ruzicic, Lazar and Dimitrovski, Zoran (2012) Accidents with tractors and agricultural machinery in public transport of Republic of Serbia without provinces. Road Accident Prevention 2012, 1. pp. 329-337.

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Working processes in agriculture nowadays cannot be imagined without the use of modern agricultural mechanization, especially primary power unit, tractor. Along with the tractor unit development and the benefits induced by its application, according to the author’s research, these machines are one of the main causes of accidents with different types of violations of the participants, and the tragic consequences. The great number of those accidents with tractors and other agricultural machinery take place on the roads of public importance of the Republic of Serbia WITHOUT PROVINCES.
This paper deals with the problems and consequences of accidents that occurred in public transportation, on different categories of roads, which appear tractors and agricultural machinery, in the Republic of Serbia without provinces.
Tractors and agricultural machinery has a high risk factor in causing accidents and injuries of various degrees of participants in public transport. Between years 1990-2009, in Republic of Serbia public transport, 72 agricultural machinery operators died and 157 operators were seriously injured, on annual average basis. The material damage is enormous. The most influential factor in causing accidents is a man-handler agricultural machinery, primarily tractor driver behaviour, that is reflected through his psycho-physical condition, observance of traffic rules and other road users and of course expertise.
Varied and dangerous accidents and injuries caused by public transport drivers of tractors and other agricultural machinery in the central part of the Republic of Serbia, remains a fact of life. It is obvious that there is the lack of basic and special additional professional training machine operators and tractor drivers, constant professional and technical courses for the safe and proper use of modern agricultural machinery. Additional safety factor is technical condition and safety of machines themselves.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Zoran Dimitrovski
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2013 13:12
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 09:22

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