‘The idea of a child under 16 driving a tractor on a rural road is extraordinary’
This issue of children driving tractors hit the airwaves this week with some radio listeners shocked at the driving behaviour of some young farmers.
A listener to Newstalk Breakfast phoned in to air his grievances on the situation. The Louth man said that in his area ,particularly in the summer months, there is a complete disregard for road traffic laws.
He particularly highlighted young boys driving tractors under the age of 16.
“There is flagrant disregard for traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, and people driving while on there mobile phones.
“There are learner drivers all over the place with no supporting passenger driver with them
“I would say in rural Ireland there is no enforcement of the current legislation in relation to road traffic,” the listener said.
His contribution prompted Newstalk Breakfast presenter Mark Coleman to comment that “the idea of a kid under the age of 16 driving a tractor around the roads is extraordinary”.
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