Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (376)

Patrick Deering


380 Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the stage of the plans to regulate use of and speed of tractors on public roads, as there is particular concern in the farming community over the proposed 20% reduction in speed limit and the exclusion of tractors from motorways, bearing in mind the knock on effect this will have on costs to this crucial industry. [35528/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport)

I am currently examining proposals in relation to the use of agricultural and works vehicles on Irish roads and I will announce my decision in due course. I am conscious that there are a number of different views on this matter and will bear them in mind as part of the decision making process.