Why is it alright to use agricultural tractors to raise funds for hospice funds when all the tractors taking part are clearly breaking the law? I am all in favour of supporting good causes but doing it out side the law cannot be correct.
Your picture shows a modern day tractor, with a small child inside the cab, this is clearly in break of HSE rules, ‘No children are allowed to ride on tractors and farm trailers until fourteen years of age.’
I would expect most of the tractors will be using rebated fuel (red diesel) and taxed as agricultural machines.
Taking part in road runs is not a valid use of this type of vehicle.
Should the organiser of any event not be aware of the rules/law when any fund raising efforts are been made.
In the past I have seen the police at these events, obviously they are turning a blind eye to it but that does not make it ok.
Would it not be better to organise a working day in a farmers field, or simply give a £10 note to hospice funds?