Thursday, 11 March 2004

Questions (143)

Denis Naughten


144 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport if flashing yellow beacons are illegal on agricultural tractors; if so, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8239/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Under the Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 to 1996, amber flashing lights are permitted on patrol vehicles used by the Customs Service and on a number of categories of stationery or slow moving vehicles but not agricultural tractors. I am, however, open to amending the regulations to permit the fitting and use of amber flashing lights on agricultural tractors, subject to consultation with the Garda Síochána and farm organisations.