Outwith the obvious reasons for getting points or fines for driving, here are 5 not so obvious. But they actually all make pretty good safety sense.
1. Splashing pedestrians
Yes, that’s right, under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988 you are guilty of an offense if you drive without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road. So, take care next time you see a big puddle in the road.
2. Flashing your lights to warn drivers about speed cameras
Flashing your lights should only be for letting people know you are there, not warning them about speed cameras!
3. Not driving the vehicle
You don’t have to be driving to get the fine. If you are aware that the person driving has no licence or insurance you can be given points for your own licence. A reminder to always check the license and insurance of any driver you lend a vehicle to.
4. Eating whilst driving
If you're found eating or drinking, you could find yourself fined for driving without due care and attention, including in stationary traffic.
5. Dirty number plate
You must be always be able to view a number plate correctly; you can face a fine of £1000. A good reminder to get your vehicle regularly cleaned!
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