Have you been breaking the law and not known it? Find out 10 of some common broken laws and see how many fines you could have racked up here
There are numerous laws, most of which come as common sense, however there are many that come as a shock… Especially when you realise you’ve been breaking these laws and could have been fined or worst.
We’ve taken the time to go through the law book and think some of these will shock your socks off.
Using an UNFIXED phone as a SATNAV
Punishment: Up to 6 penalty points and £200 fine
YIKES! Do yourself a favour and invest in a phone holder or stand before you get caught out
If you eat, drink, apply makeup, change a CD while driving you are breaking the law
Punishment: 3-9 penalty points and a potential for up to a £100 fine
Girls put down the lippy and boys, that burger can wait!
Driving without first clearing your roof of snow
Punishment: £60 fine and 3 penalty points
It takes one minute, and we don’t get snow much in this country so take that extra minute whilst your windscreen is clearing and clear your roof.
If you’re making a PROFIT for giving somebody a lift
Punishment: Up to £5000 (yep you read it right!) fine and 6 penalty points
That doesn’t get you out of paying your parents fuel money for picking you up drunk but all Facebook Taxis – have your wits about you.
Swearing or give rude hand gestures
Punishment: A potential for up to 75% of your weekly income
OMG right! Many of us would be bankrupt if we were caught every time – it comes under ‘disorderly behaviour’ laws
Splashing Pedestrians with puddles
Punishment: 3 points on your licence
Uh huh – this is real
Playing excessively loud music in your car
Punishment: First comes a verbal warning, but if the warning is ignored you run the risk of having your car seized
Plenty of will have been guilty of this in our younger years!
Failing to declare Medical conditions to the DVLA (this includes Caesarean Sections, ADHD and more)
Punishment: £1000 fine
Just take a look at the list on the DVLA website, most conditions are common sense, but better to be safe than a £1000 lighter
Beeping your horn for any other reason than to alert traffic
Punishment: £30 fine
Be careful, your road rage may cause even more rage if you were slapped with a fine
Flashing your headlights to warn others of a speed trap
Punishment: Minimum of £30 fine
You think you’re doing your civic duties by warning people but it could land you in trouble.
On a more serious note if you have been caught in violation of a driving offence and need a quality road traffic solicitor you are in the right place. Everyone else, drive safe!