More clar­ity needed on ‘fast’ trac­tor tests

Irish Independent - Farming - - NEWS -

FARM bod­ies are con­tin­u­ing to call for clar­ity on the new rules sur­round­ing the NCT for ‘fast trac­tors’.

It has been con­firmed that trac­tors with a speed of 40kmh will not face the new mea­sures, only those with a trans­mis­sion speed over 40kmh, ac­cord­ing to the ICMSA.

The ICMSA said some is­sues had been clar­i­fied by In­de­pen­dent Al­liance TD Sean Can­ney how­ever sev­eral more re­mained to be an­swered.

It wants more clar­ity from Trans­port Min­is­ter Shane Ross on whether farm­ers tak­ing live­stock to the mart or fac­tory more than 25km away are ex­empt.

The IFA has called for changes to the new leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing the road wor­thi­ness test.

The Road Safety Author­ity said guide­lines will be pub­lished in the com­ing weeks.

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