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Tractors on the road - are they accidents waiting to happen?

More than 900 tractors, telehandlers and other self-propelled farm machines are likely to be involved in road accidents this year, not to mention a further 1000 cars, vans, motorbikes and trucks.

These startling figures come from a Department for Transport (DfT) study which also estimates that on average eight farmers and 11 other road users will die each year as a result of such accidents.

On top of that, 1200 casualties will be caused, resulting in more than 5000 working days being lost. In fact the total cost to the agricultural industry, says NFU Mutual, is £60m.

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