Large agricultural vehicles on roads in Australia

Franklin, Richard C., King, Jemma C., and Miller, Lauren (2018) Large agricultural vehicles on roads in Australia. External Commissioned Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This study is the first in Australia to explore the safety of large agricultural vehicles (LAVs) on public roads. LAVs are a requirement of farming and need to be on public roads as part of the business of agriculture and to ensure food and fibre productions. From the research, it is clear that different types of LAV are on roads all year round, however are predominately moving small distances during the day. While there are incidents on public roads, the numbers are small, but more work could be undertaken immediately in educating the public about how to interact with LAV on public roads. These community education campaigns could highlight the need for LAVs to be on roads and what to do when you encounter them, as-well-as a wider campaign around respecting all people on roads. Incorporating information in the written test to achieve your driver’s license was identified as a cost effective ongoing way to educate new drivers.

Item ID: 57558
Item Type: Report (External Commissioned Report)
Keywords: agricultural equipment; farm vehicles; roadway crashes; public roads; accident prevention
Copyright Information: This report is freely available for download via the publisher's website.
Funders: National Farmers' Federation
Projects and Grants: Sharing the Road Education Campaign (agricultural industry)
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 01:02
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 70%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150703 Road Transportation and Freight Services @ 10%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 50%
88 TRANSPORT > 8801 Ground Transport > 880109 Road Safety @ 50%
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