Caption: Rollover protective structures
(ROPS) and seat belts help keep tractor drivers safe.
To ensure the safety of the driver after the rollover, off-highway vehicles on sale are compulsorily required by the European Union and the United States to be equipped with a rollover protective structure
(ROPS) that complies with international standards [2, 3].
Although rollover protective structures (ROPS) are effective in protecting tractor operators from fatal injuries during rollovers (3-5), most tractors in the United States are not equipped with ROPS (4-7).
Number and percentage of tractors with and without rollover protective structures (ROPS), by annual hours of use -- Iowa, 1992-August 1997
Public health focus: effectiveness of rollover protective structures for preventing injuries associated with agricultural tractors.
Some "4-wheeler" models today are even equipped with rollover protective structures
A guide to tractor roll bars and other rollover protective structures.
The tractor was not equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS).
This report summarizes information regarding the efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of rollover protective structures
(ROPS) on agricultural tractors.