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2 test centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

2 test centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

To date, two test centres have been authorised to carry out road-worthiness tests on ‘fast’ tractors – though the number...

June 14, 2018

Contractors to meet with department on controversial ‘fast’ tractor rules

Contractors to meet with department on controversial ‘fast’ tractor rules

Concerns over new criteria for road-worthiness testing of ‘fast’ tractors will be addressed at a meeting between department officials, and...

October 20, 2017

Farmers urged to ‘switch off’ work lamps before road use this winter

Farmers urged to ‘switch off’ work lamps before road use this winter

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged farmers to ‘switch off’ their work lamps before taking to the road this...

November 27, 2016

83% of farmers do not wear a helmet when driving a quad

83% of farmers do not wear a helmet when driving a quad

Some 83% of Irish farmers do not wear a helmet when they drive a quad, a recent Agriland poll has...

September 3, 2016

Quiz: Do you know your stuff when it comes to driving tractors on the road?

Quiz: Do you know your stuff when it comes to driving tractors on the road?

The rules surrounding the use of tractors and agricultural equipment have been tightened in recent years. Have you brushed up...

August 22, 2016

It’s legal to drive a tractor and trailer on the motorway (but there’s a catch!)

It’s legal to drive a tractor and trailer on the motorway (but there’s a catch!)

If you are driving your tractor on the motorway and towing a trailer, the trailer must be capable by design...

April 16, 2016

Driving a tractor on a motorway – legal or not?

Driving a tractor on a motorway – legal or not?

A farmer in the UK was arrested recently for driving at snails pace on a motorway in the UK, where...

April 6, 2016

Revised legislation for tractors to come into effect on January 1

Revised legislation for tractors to come into effect on January 1

New legislation around revised standards for agricultural vehicles, mainly tractors, comes into effect on January, 1, 2016. According to the RSA,...

December 29, 2015

Poll shows most farmers pull in to let traffic pass out (only 12% don’t bother)

Poll shows most farmers pull in to let traffic pass out (only 12% don’t bother)

The summer months are particularly busy on Irish farms and there is a noticeable increase in the number of tractors...

July 26, 2015

Do farmers have to pull over to let traffic pass?

Do farmers have to pull over to let traffic pass?

Traffic tailbacks behind tractors during the summer months can be common place across the country. The issue can be one...

July 20, 2015

RSA – Top tips on towing trailers

RSA – Top tips on towing trailers

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) will soon publish guidelines on towing trailers safely. Here are their top tips. The trailers...

July 20, 2015

Tractor and trailer lighting – know the rules

Tractor and trailer lighting – know the rules

Revised lighting regulations will come into effect from January 1, 2016 with respect to all vehicles, according to the Road...

July 15, 2015

Know the legal age for driving a tractor? It’s different on a farm…

Know the legal age for driving a tractor? It’s different on a farm…

With a 13-year-old boy stopped by Northern police for driving a tractor under the legal age limit it’s important to...

July 13, 2015

Tractor and trailer braking – Are you road legal?

Tractor and trailer braking – Are you road legal?

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has highlighted its revised tractor and trailer braking requirements which will come into effect in...

July 13, 2015