Tractor speed increase will make roads safer, says CLA

The CLA has welcomed the introduction of a new law to increase the speed limit of agricultural vehicles from 20mph to 25mph. The law will take effect on 9 March 2015.

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has also welcomed the Minister’s confirmation that the Government will consider increasing the speed limit and weight restrictions even further in time for harvest 2016.

CLA President Henry Robinson said: “Tractors are safer and faster than they were when these speed limits were imposed 27 years ago. These changes will make our rural roads safer by reducing the amount of overtaking that takes place.

“We will press for Ministers to consider further changes, especially related to the weight limit for heavier trailers. It is time to make sure the law reflects the major advance in technology that has taken place.”

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