Gardai are advising farmers to get their tax, insurance and licence affairs in order before taking to the roads for the upcoming harvest season.
Indeed, all road users are urged to be vigilant in relation to the increased presence of agricultural vehicles on the roads.
“Drivers of agricultural vehicles, including quads, are not exempt from road traffic legislation and are reminded that those operating them must hold and carry the appropriate licence for that vehicle whilst driving on public roads,” a spokesperson for the Donegal Garda Division said.
“Helmets should also be worn at all times when operating quads. Agricultural vehicles are required to be taxed, insured and must be roadworthy, and have fully operational lights both in the front and rear.”
Regular safety checks are essential on all agricultural vehicles and An Garda Síochána is asking owners to play their part in keeping everyone safe both on and off the road.