HARRISBURG – A measure to allow students to drive tractors to school in conjunction with agriculture-education programs passed the PA House, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Hershey of Mifflin, Juniata, & Franklin Counties. House Bill 122 would exempt tractors and similar farm equipment from vehicle registration requirements if they are driven to a school less than 25 miles away. It would allow for students ages 14 and older to operate the tractor on the way to and from school. Farm equipment being driven on roads to or from school must not be longer than 11 feet in length and all transporting must be done between sunrise and sunset. The bill goes to the state Senate for consideration.

REP. JOHN HERSHEY