Tractor road lights

The road lights on tractors are generally inboard of the tractor wheels and in darkness it is impossible to know how wide the oncoming vehicle is, which is an obvious danger. I woild like to see some changes to the lighting requirements for these vehicles.

Why the contribution is important

I live in Kirk Michael so regularly use the unlit roads from Ballacraine, Peel & Ramsey. Many time I have driven towards a vehicle and at the last moment had to adjust my line because it was a tractor with headlights / sidelights that are positioned inside or in line with the very wide tractor wheels. I am amazed that there has not been a serious accident involving a tractor demolishing a car - as that is what would happen if they collided - and I would like to see some proactive action taken before this happens. We have a large number of tractors on the island - not just farm vehicles but the construction / haulage companies use them. 

by paullclark on April 12, 2018 at 06:01PM

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  • Posted by Dave April 12, 2018 at 23:19

    There are already regulations on construction and use regarding lighting. Tractors and trailers without lights is also covered.
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