Road Safety

Diesel dilemma: Driver ‘obviously thought he was driving a tractor’

Diesel dilemma: Driver ‘obviously thought he was driving a tractor’

A driver found himself “in the red” with local authorities last week in Co. Tyrone following the discovery of a...

March 5, 2020

Search on for tractor driver following ‘hit-and-run’ incident

Search on for tractor driver following ‘hit-and-run’ incident

Efforts are currently underway to trace a tractor driver following a ‘hit-and-run’ accident in which a woman and a toddler...

February 27, 2020

‘Full house’ of defects for ‘fully loaded car and horsebox’

‘Full house’ of defects for ‘fully loaded car and horsebox’

A “fully loaded” car and horsebox trailer notched up a “full house” of roadworthiness defects – being summed up as...

February 20, 2020

Driver with ‘insecure load’ in the doghouse with the law

Driver with ‘insecure load’ in the doghouse with the law

A driver of a pick-up vehicle came in for a “ruff” time with the long arm of the law over...

November 19, 2019

Video: Close call for driver following costly collision

Video: Close call for driver following costly collision

Substantial damage was caused to a vehicle following a collision with a tractor towing what appears to be a power...

October 31, 2019

Video: Motorist fuming with farmers dirtying rural roads

Video: Motorist fuming with farmers dirtying rural roads

A member of the public has taken to Facebook to voice their frustration at mud on a rural road in...

October 24, 2019

Checkpoint challenge for tractor driver on call

Checkpoint challenge for tractor driver on call

A tractor driver drawing a livestock trailer received more than just a call for using a mobile phone while driving...

September 23, 2019

Video: Bale trailer breaks loose from towing tractor

Video: Bale trailer breaks loose from towing tractor

Farmers and agricultural contractors who are in the midst of ‘busy season’ have been warned to ensure that their tractors...

July 9, 2019

Stark tractor footage highlights issue of dangerous motorists

Stark tractor footage highlights issue of dangerous motorists

An agricultural contractor has underlined the issue of dangerous driving incidents faced by tractor drivers on a regular basis with...

May 2, 2019

‘Farm machinery has a legal right to use public roads’

‘Farm machinery has a legal right to use public roads’

Motorists have been urged not to forget the help provided by farmers and agricultural contractors in recent days clearing snow...

March 7, 2018

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

Farmers ‘will not be held liable’ for clearing public roads

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that farmers who remove snow-related hazards on public...

March 3, 2018

Pics: Tractor driver in near miss at ‘The Cut’

Pics: Tractor driver in near miss at ‘The Cut’

Motorists were left stunned after a tractor driver hauling bales of straw appeared to have had a narrow miss with...

January 9, 2018