LEAFLETS will be issued to stop farmers unwittingly breaking the law when driving tractors.

Traffic Sergeant Paul Stephens told the Helmsley community and police group at Harome that if tractors were driven below 20mph, then farmers could use cheaper red diesel.

But if they drive above that speed, they should use the ordinary diesel.

Sgt Stephens also said farmers were often unaware they were breaking the law when travelling with wide vehicles or ones with with protruding spikes.

He said leaflets outlining the law would be sent to farmers.