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Agricultural Machinery: Roads

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL2811, tabled on 27 October 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to farmers to reduce the number of incidents of mud getting onto the roads.

Answered on

8 November 2016

Vehicle operators, contractors and farmers who deposit mud on the road are potentially liable for a range of offences as set out in the Highways Act 1980 (as amended) and the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Whilst the Department for Transport does not provide specific advice to farmers, the National Farmers Union provides advice in respect to mud on the road to their members through their website.