Media roundup: More lighting on farm vehicles reduces crashes

Traffic crashes involving combines and tractors would decrease by more than half if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those farm vehicles, according to a new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. “Many drivers misjudge the time and distance it takes to slow down when they approach a farm vehicle from behind. Better lighting would give them more time,” said Marizen Ramirez, lead author of the study. (The Gazette)
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Other media coverage

Minneapolis Star Tribune
http://www.startribune.com/study-better-lighting-reflection-on-farm-vehicles-could-reduce-crashes/398749241/

KCRG
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/UI-Study-finds-simple-changes-could-dramatically-reduce-farm-equipment-crashes-397810381.html

Insurance Journal
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2016/10/21/430028.htm

Radio Iowa
http://www.radioiowa.com/2016/10/24/study-suggests-better-marking-of-farm-vehicles-could-cut-accidents/

The Daily Iowan
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/10/31/with-harvest-here-ui-studies-farm-vehicle-safety/

Others: WQAD, Iowa Public Radio, saukvalley.com (Illinois), Missouri Public Radio, Brownfield Ag News, Claims Journal, St. Joseph (MO) Post, Feedstuffs