How do I get my tractor Licence in Ireland?
To drive a tractor you must have a category W licence, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). The minimum age at which you may apply for a category W licence is 16. Furthermore the RSA says any vehicle used in a public place must be covered by third party insurance as required by legislation.
Do you have to take a test to drive a tractor?
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) tractor test gives budding farmers the chance to drive machines on the road at the age of 16, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. The process involves a practical test that may well included theory-based questions, so it’s well worth sharpening up on the Highway Code before signing up.
Do you need a Licence to drive a tractor in Ireland?
A category W licence is required to drive a tractor – with or without a trailer. … To be allowed to travel on Irish motorways, a tractor and any towed equipment must be capable by design of maintaining a minimum speed of 50kph.
What Licence do I need for a tractor?
Agricultural tractors require a category F licence to drive on the public road. Category B (car) licence holders automatically have category F entitlement. To drive track-laying vehicles, including tractors, on the public road requires the category H entitlement. You can hold a category F licence from age 16.
Can I drive on my own after passing my test in Ireland?
If you pass, you will be given a Certificate of Competency, which is valid for two years. … It is important to note, however, that a Certificate of Competency is not a licence, and a driver holding one cannot drive on a motorway, remove their ‘L’ plates or drive unaccompanied until they possess their full licence.
Can a 13 year old drive a tractor?
Children – driving or operating farm machinery
The law says that no child under 13 may drive or ride on tractors and other self-propelled machines used in agriculture. Before allowing children over 13 to operate a tractor, certain conditions must be met.
Do I need insurance to drive a tractor on the road?
In certain circumstances, there is no legal requirement to insure, MOT or even tax a tractor that is purely used for agricultural purposes on your own land. However, given how important your tractor is to your livelihood and the damage it could do to someone else’s property, tractor insurance is still a very good idea.
How far can I drive a tractor on the road?
There is no set distance limit on how far a tractor can travel so long as it fulfills the criteria above. However, an agricultural tractor is defined as one which cannot exceed 25mph. As this high-speed tractor will travels at speeds greater than 25mph it may not fit the classification of an agricultural tractor.
What age do you need to be to drive a tractor?
Practising driving a tractor or specialist vehicle
You can get a provisional licence for a tractor or specialist vehicle at 16, but you cannot practise driving them on the road until you’re 17. The only exception is when you’re driving to or from your practical driving test.
Can you drive a tractor at 13 in Ireland?
Although it is not permitted to drive a tractor on the public road below the age of 16, from age 13 a person can drive a tractor (fitted with enclosed, approved safety cabs) during agricultural, horticulture and forestry FIELD operations.