Study examines farm-work safety for kids

Study examines farm-work safety for kids

Simulator assesses skills on tractor
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Twelve-year-old Mark Gregoricka operates a tractor simulator in the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa. Scientists this month started what they hope will be a pioneering years-long research project that aims to learn how cognitive development affects youngsters’ driving performance on tractors.
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Mark Gregoricka backs up his family’s tractor in Springville, Iowa. His mother, Karen Gregoricka, said she “can’t stand to watch” her children operate farm machinery, but they are always strictly supervised by their father.

Study examines farm-work safety for kids

Nati Harnik/Associated Press



Twelve-year-old Mark Gregoricka operates a tractor simulator in the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa. Scientists this month started what they hope will be a pioneering years-long research project that aims to learn how cognitive development affects youngsters’ driving performance on tractors.
Nati Harnik/Associated Press



Mark Gregoricka backs up his family’s tractor in Springville, Iowa. His mother, Karen Gregoricka, said she “can’t stand to watch” her children operate farm machinery, but they are always strictly supervised by their father.
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