IFA calls for end to trailer-towing ruling

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs chairman Pat Farrell called on the Road Safety Authority to end a requirement that farmers sit a trailer-towing driving test.

He said many farmers already had the correct licence to tow a trailer before the law changed.

He said: “Some years ago, the licensing requirements changed, and the old C licence no longer allowed farmers to tow a trailer with a car or jeep, unless the farmer applied on a separate application form. However, this additional requirement was not adequately communicated by the local authorities, and now farmers find themselves in difficulty.”

He called on the RSA and Transport Minister Leo Varadakar to ensure licences are reinstated for farmers who previously had such a licence.


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