Driving laws: The 6 odd laws that could catch you off guard – and result in a fine.
When you’ve been on the road for a while, driving becomes second nature, but don’t let your knowledge of the law slip! Here are six strange driving laws that may catch you off guard.
You could be fined a lot of money or charged with a serious offense if you break the law while driving.
Whether or not you cause harm to another person, you may be labeled a dangerous driver and face legal consequences.
Even the rules aren’t always clear.
Need a refresher on some of the more obscure rules? According to OSV Ltd, this website reveals six strange UK driving rules that you may have never heard of.
It’s obvious that having a dirty number plate isn’t ideal, but did you know that it’s also illegal according to the Road Vehicles Regulations of 2001?
Your car can be filthy legally, but your license plate must always be legible, with every number and digit displayed in the correct order.
If your registration number is difficult to read, you could be fined up to £1,000, and if you drive with incorrectly displayed number plates, your vehicle will fail its MOT test.
All you need is some warm soapy water and a cloth to clean your number plate.
Remove your plate with a screwdriver every now and then to clean underneath in the plate slot area.
If your plate is rusted, soak it in soapy water and scrub it with an old, clean toothbrush.
When you’re not driving, it’s common sense to turn off the engine to save fuel and reduce pollution.
But did you know that doing so is actually against the law? In fact, many modern cars will automatically turn off their engines when they are stationary.
“The driver of a vehicle shall, when the vehicle is stationary, stop the action of any machinery attached to or forming part of the vehicle so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise,” according to the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations of 1986.
“The only exception is if you are stuck in traffic, in which case you can keep your engine running to avoid having to stop and start.”
“However, it is if you are expecting someone.
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