This chapter acts as a guide (many of the exemptions and concessions are not standard for these types of vehicles due to their variety of uses) on the general position of regulations for tractors. If further information is required, please contact the Member Advice Centre on 0370 605 0000.

Update for 2022:

  • New rules for Rebated Fuel

Download the tractors chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law


  • General.
  • Construction and use.
    • Horn.
    • Mirrors.
    • Speedometer.
    • Springs.
    • Tyres.
    • Unladen weight marking.
    • Windscreen washers.
    • Wings.
  • Drivers’ hours, records and tachographs.
  • Taxation.
    • Agricultural tractors.
    • Off-road tractors.
    • Light agricultural vehicles.
    • Agricultural engines and mowing machines.
    • ‘Six miles a week’ exemption.
  • Driver’s licence.
  • Health and safety.
  • Minimum driving age.
  • Operator licensing.
  • Rebated fuel.
  • Safety cabs.
  • Speed limits.
  • Testing and plating.
  • Travelling height.