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Potential fines of more than £8,500 for breaking these lesser-known driving laws 

by LLB Reporter
9th Aug 23 5:47 am

Leading bad credit car finance provider Go Car Credit reveals the most uncommon driving laws that are broken in the UK and how much you can be fined for breaking them. 

  1. Splashing a pedestrian

Splashing a pedestrian in the UK is illegal. You can be prosecuted under section 3 of the Road Traffic Act. You could be fined up to £5000 and gain three points on your licence. 

  1. Your Sat Nav must be in a legal position

Even if someone believes they are a law-abiding motorist, it is their responsibility to keep up to date will all UK driving laws.

A Sat Nav must not block the road, and a driver must have a full view of the road and traffic ahead. Motorists can be fined £100 and gain three penalty points for sat-nav related offences like this. 

  1. Dirty number plates

Having a dirty number plate isn’t just a matter of pride with a car; it could be an offence if it can’t be read due to dirt or damage. This can result in a fine of up to £1000. 

  1. Using your phone whilst supervising a learner

When supervising a learner driver, you have a responsibility to keep an eye on the road and their driving behaviour.

What is less commonly known is that you are committing an offence if you are caught using your mobile phone whilst supervising a learner driver which can result in a fine of up to £1000 and six penalty points. 

  1. Sleeping in your car after drinking

Whilst you may have no intention of driving, you must not sleep in your car when drunk. If you are found under the influence and asleep in your car, then you can be charged with being in charge of a motor vehicle.

If you are over the legal limit, you can be hit with a fine of up to £2500. You could also end up being disqualified and potentially face prison time. 

Hayley O’Connor, Head of Marketing at Go Car Credit said, “It’s every driver’s responsibility to make sure that they’re up to date on the law.

“It’s worth refreshing your knowledge with potential offences that you may not know as these could be costly on the pocket as well as your ability to drive legally.” 

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