10 Driving Offences That Might Surprise You

Before you take up the best van hire Middlesex has to offer it might be good to brush up on the rules of the road. However, it’s more than likely you’ll be unaware of some of the consequences of driving offences can incur –  I News have produced run down of some that could land you in hot water and with a hefty fine.

While you know you must get out of the way of an emergency vehicle, did you know it’s an offence not to? If you don’t free the way for them to pass then you face a fine of up to £5,000. Although you must clear the way, it’s still illegal to run red lights unless you have been asked to by a police official.

That classic cinematic trope of a person getting splashed on the pavement by a passing car? Well, for the driver, that is an offence and in doing so you could incur a fine of up to £5,000 according to the Traffic Act 1988.

You might not think twice about popping your pet on the seat next to you in your car, but unless your pet is secured in then you could be hit with a fixed fine of £100 and 3 points on your license for distracted driving. In very severe cases, this could even reach up to £5,000, so make sure you have your pet in a secure crate or have a seatbelt they can fastened into the car with.

If you’re meant to be a glasses-wearer, there’s undoubtedly been a few times you’ve been on the road without your specs on, but did you know that if you’re pulled over and aren’t wearing your glasses will be given a fixed fine of £100. If this was to go further in court then it could rise to £1,000 and six points on your licence.

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