It is common knowledge that texting while driving a car increases your risk of an accident; even talking with a hands-free device requires the brain to multi-task and can be risky behavior. The same goes for driving a tractor or using other heavy equipment. Today’s tech tools – like cell phones, music devices, or tablets – are “tractor distractors” and are unsafe to use while operating heavy equipment.
“The best advice for operators is to stay focused to stay safe,” says Greg Embury, vice president of sales and marketing, Kubota Tractor Corporation. “National Safety Month, and particularly safe driving week, provides us with an important reminder to pay close attention to the task at hand, avoid all distractions, and to take note of all safety practices before using tractors, lawn and garden equipment, construction equipment and utility vehicles.”
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Every 24 seconds, an accident occurs involving drivers using cell phones, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).… Continue reading