Tractors/roads... here we go yet again.

llamedos

New Member
My word! well done councilor Sykes for once he is doing something useful, he is absolutely spot on with what he says, only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.

  • Over many months, residents in this borough, particularly residents in Shaw and Crompton, have experienced noise and disturbance from large agricultural tractors pulling large trailers containing spoil on public highways from early in the morning until late at night
  • In addition, these vehicles are at times driven recklessly and at speed, posing at danger to other road users and pedestrians
Should read Year & at All times
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Again another case of ignorance on behalf of both the operators and Councilor Sykes. If these tractors are being used for commercial haulage then they are subject to exactly the same rules as hgv's and as such there would be plenty of things the authorities could pull them up on if they chose to do so. I would however be cautious about third parties statements about their speed. One woman claimed she'd seen me doing 60 mph in my tractor some time ago. As it was only a 40k one I told her that she was clearly mistaken.
 

Grassman

Member
Location
Derbyshire
If the tractors are not doing agricultural work then the agricultural exemptions don't apply.
Nothing like a Vosa van in the area everyday to make the problem dissappear.
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
The NAAC have organised a few meetings about this subject that are going to be held around the country. They will be open to members and non members although the charge for non members will be slightly more. I'm awaiting final details and when I get them I'll stick a post on this forum.
 

Gator

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Lancashire
If the tractors are not doing agricultural work then the agricultural exemptions don't apply.
Nothing like a Vosa van in the area everyday to make the problem dissappear.
Most of the drivers are just kids, aways on the mobile phones, driving at full speed with full trailers. How they haven't killed anyone yet is a mirical. They just don't give a :poop: about other road users they think they own the road.
 

Juggler

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Anglesey
He most be grease proof,, .
I have a guy like that as a neighbour, absolute waste of a skin him and his kids, up to allsorts and police there regularly but ALWAYS get let off, it was always the case with him growing up, and now the case with his 20+ y.o kids, he's Teflon coated and I'd like to know how these people get away with things so much.
 
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Again another case of ignorance on behalf of both the operators and Councilor Sykes. If these tractors are being used for commercial haulage then they are subject to exactly the same rules as hgv's and as such there would be plenty of things the authorities could pull them up on if they chose to do so. I would however be cautious about third parties statements about their speed. One woman claimed she'd seen me doing 60 mph in my tractor some time ago. As it was only a 40k one I told her that she was clearly mistaken.
Simon you might as well post that on the councillors "blog" so that he can save looking like a complete twit when he wastes council time to "Ask the Chief Executive to write to the Secretary of State asking the Government to sponsor a change in the Goods Vehicle (Licensing of Operators) Act to make tractors used for this purpose subject to the same licensing and legislative requirements as apply to other good vehicles."
 
Most of the drivers are just kids, aways on the mobile phones, driving at full speed with full trailers. How they haven't killed anyone yet is a mirical. They just don't give a :poop: about other road users they think they own the road.
Henry "Harry" Bett from Norfolk got sent down for 3.5 years. Despite his old man being the local PCC. What a scumbag!
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Most of the drivers are just kids, aways on the mobile phones, driving at full speed with full trailers. How they haven't killed anyone yet is a mirical. They just don't give a :poop: about other road users they think they own the road.
Whilst the bit about mobile phones may be true I think it applies to all road users not just tractor drivers and also young and old alike.
However UK gov statistics show that the accident rate involving agricultural vehicles has actually dropped quite significantly, a fact that I think personally is due to a lower differential speed.
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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