Tractor accidents in Swedish traffic

Stefan Pinzke, Kerstin Nilsson, Peter Lundqvist

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The objective of this study is to reach a better understanding of accidents on Swedish roads involving tractors and to suggest ways of preventing them. In an earlier study we analyzed police-reported fatal accidents and accidents that led to physical injuries from 1992 to 2005. During each year of this period, tractors were involved in 128 traffic accidents on average, an average of 7 people were killed, 44 sustained serious injuries, and 143 sustained slight injuries. The number of fatalities in these tractor accidents was about 1.3% of all deaths in traffic accidents in Sweden. Cars were most often involved in the tractor accidents (58%) and 15% were single vehicle accidents. The mean age of the tractor driver involved was 39.8 years and young drivers (15-24 years) were overrepresented (30%). We are now increasing the data collected with the years 2006-2010 in order to study the changes in the number of accidents. Special attention will be given to the younger drivers and to single vehicle accidents. Based on the results we aim to develop suggestions for reducing road accidents, e. g. including measures for making farm vehicles more visible and improvement of the training provided at driving schools.
Sidor (från-till)5317-5323
Antal sidor7
StatusPublicerad - 2012
Externt publiceradJa


  • Farm vehicles
  • injury
  • prevention
  • road accidents
  • Occupational work load
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational medicine
  • occupational accidents
  • occupational environment


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