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Do you need a license to drive an agricultural tractor or trench

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Do you need a license to drive an agricultural tractor or trench digger if you do not intend operating it on a public road?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Bert274 replied 4 years ago.

Dear client


Their is a gap in the act but it is suggested that rather have a License. The insurance companies does not cover any person who does not have the necessary permit.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Dear Bert


We operate in a rural part of Limpopo province- most of our workforce are illeterate and cannot (legally) manage to get a license. WE make extensive use of agricultural tractors that these folk are quite capable of operating. There is no need for them to go on public roads. I will need to check with our insurers what their stance would be in cases such as this

Expert:  Bert274 replied 4 years ago.

Dear Client


I understand the predicament, If insurers allows it I can not see why you do not need them to have a license