A child does not need a license to drive a tractor on the road. However, hopefully you have trained him or her how to drive safely, how to make signals and how to judge speeds of oncoming vehicles. The law does not require a license to drive a tractor, and there is no minimum age requirement to do so.
What age can a child 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.
Can a 9 year old drive a tractor?
The law today is found in the Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998. Under these regulations it is illegal for children under the age of 13 years to either drive or ride on any agricultural machine.
Can a 16 year old carry a passenger in a tractor?
Do not allow a child between 13 and 16 to ride in a tractor cab unless: it has a properly designed and fitted passenger seat with a seat belt which is properly adjusted and worn; it has a safety cab or frame; and. the operation being carried out presents no risk to the child.
Can farm kids drive?
No law on farm
Blahey thinks it’s quite common to see kids under the age of 16 driving farm equipment. While a licence is required to drive on roads, there are no specific laws covering young drivers on a farm.
Can a 14 year old drive a farm tractor?
Nobody under the age of 16 years is permitted to drive a vehicle on the road. However, between the ages of 13 and 16, a young person can legally drive a tractor during agricultural, horticultural or forestry field operations. Tractors must be fitted with an enclosed, approved safety cab.
Can a 16 year old drive a gator on the road?
Member. Yes most defiantly, but may be frowned apon when caught roaring round town as I’m sure it should be used for ag related work. We’ve got a Landy on ag license and red diesel, 16 year olds can drive that on the road, as long as within the ag restriction.
Can you drive a tractor without a licence?
This is a legal requirement. In addition, general health and safety requirements apply when using a tractor off the road. It is an offence to operate a vehicle without a valid goods vehicle operator’s licence if one is required.
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.