I'm sixteen and not seventeen until the very end in august. Having recently passing my tractor test i was outraged at the fact that the maximum train weight is fourteen tonnes untill holding a full drivers liecence.
Due to this obsurd weight restriction, my employer for work experience is contenplating wheter to take me on. With modern tractors weighing in at seven tonnes and pulling a fourteen tonne trailer loaded would push me over the limit at 23 tonnes providing the trailer was two tonnes. So all my use now for work placement is moving irragators around providing on there weight and size or being in the grainstores.
Laws for those who have a full driving liecence may be able to stay the same, but those who are sixteen and on a tractor liecene, things have to change. With bigger tractors and implements being sold ever on the increase each year, you'll be hard pushed to find a tractor/ implement which is under 2.45 meters and can stay under the exsisiting maximum train weight. This is un fair for those who have late birthdays in the summer and this will result in not much being learnt over the work placement.