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Cavan councillor calls for amnesty on trailer licence applications

Oct 14, 2021 17:10 By News Northern Sound
Cavan councillor calls for amnesty on trailer licence applications Cavan councillor calls for amnesty on trailer licence applications
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It was agreed that the council write to the Department of Transport to have the proposal considered.

A Cavan Councillor has called for an amnesty to allow experienced drivers tow a trailer without an additional licence.

Fine Gael's Winston Bennett says the extra step is a "money gathering exercise", and he's been contacted by a number of farmers who had previously been driving without knowing they needed a BE licence.

He claims it costs over €700 to follow the process, and takes up the time of drivers who had otherwise been towing trailers for years.

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It was agreed that the council write to the Department of Transport to have the proposal considered for people who've held a licence for more than ten years.

Councillor Bennett said he's aware of the safety aspects and the reason the rule is in place.

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