Joris Baecke, farmer and vice president of the Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organization (ZLTO) regularly drives his tractor on public roads to get from his business in New Namur to a plot. “All agricultural vehicles must be registered and if the tractor can go over 25 kilometers per hour, it must also have a license plate.”
No more on B routes
As a result of this recording, agricultural vehicles are now allowed to use the N roads. “This way we no longer have to use the B roads that cyclists use, for example, but we can use bypasses with a faster traffic. “
Due to the change in the law, agricultural traffic no longer has to pass through the built-up area, but can bypass it. ZLTO is also experiencing good development, although the new rules also create administrative hassles and additional costs.
New rules again
“If you ask a farmer if they’re happy with the new rules, I must disappoint you,” says Baecke. Fortunately, you can do it all online and the costs are kept low. The registration of an existing agricultural vehicle costs thirty euros and sixty euros for a new vehicle. “You have to, the most important thing is to improve road safety.”