To The Daily Sun,
Recently I've noticed a lot of tractors around the Lakes Region that do not have roll bars. Tractors are the leading cause of death on farms, primarily from side and rear overturns. Farmers in the Northeast have the highest rates of overturn deaths, and a roll bar and seat belt are 99 percent effective in preventing these deaths or serious injury. We had a friend who was killed in a tractor rollover several years ago, and he was a very experienced tractor operator.
We just benefited from a program that helps pay for the installation of roll bars on tractors, called the Multi-State ROPS Rebate Program. Tractor owners from New Hampshire can apply for the rebate, and you do not have to be operating a commercial farm to be eligible.
If you have friends who have tractors, please let them know about this great program. It truly can be a lifesaver.
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