Tractor drivers who are travelling on motorways have been urged to stay observant and be wakeful of their vicinity during all times this collect season.
The warning comes from a paramedic who highlighted a speed differential between 50kph tractors and other vehicles travelling during a 120km speed limit.
This can quite be an emanate during high inclines in a road, it was added.
It was also noted, when off a motorway, to concede motorists pushing behind to pass when protected to do so, to equivocate tailback build-ups.
On a new part of FarmLand back in June, Superintendent Eddie Golden, of An Garda Síochána Road Safety, said:
“Once we go on a road, we need to go into ‘road mode’ and make certain your tractor is in good condition and a flashing guide is on.
Also, if we have an exercise on a behind of a car that’s restraint a lights on a tractor, we should have a second set of auxiliary lights on a behind of a implement.
“The thoroughness indispensable to control a vast car like that – it’s not gainful to any form of distraction,” Superintendent Golden stressed.
If we are pushing your tractor on a motorway and towing a trailer, a trailer contingency be able by pattern of being drawn during a speed of 50kph or higher, a Road Safety Authority (RSA) has confirmed.
Tractors can be driven on a motorway in a Republic of Ireland, providing that a tractor is able of reaching a smallest speed of 50kph.
Since Jan 1, 2016, both tractors and trailers are compulsory to be propitious with a speed front indicating their pattern speed.
Furthermore, you’re not authorised use a outward line of a motorway if you’re towing a trailer or a horsebox.
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