Being stopped by the police is something all motorists fear, even those law abiding citizens. Maybe you’d been a bit overzealous with your right foot, or maybe you were giving in to the invitation of checking your Facebook messages while at the traffic lights.
Using a smartwatch to check anything other than the time while driving could carry a prison sentence of up to two years as well. The new craze allows most people to make calls if it has a microphone, check their texts, emails, or Facebook messages and also monitor their health and pulse rate in some cases. Nevertheless, if you do so while handling a vehicle, you face the same consequences as using a mobile.
Beginning with driving with a dirty car number plate, which carries a £1,000 fine, to playing music to a deafening level, driving around the country nowadays is full to the brim with these sorts of rules which almost no one knows about.
With speed cameras and CCTV inspecting all the traffic these days, the possibility for getting caught out by a swelling number of unusual motoring violations is never-ending.
Drivers now face fines, points and even prison due to routine things they do in the cars that they think are lawful and harmless.
We know, for example, that we shouldn’t use our mobile unless we have the hands free or Bluetooth enabled. So, a driver might feel quite righteous in pulling over before making a call. However, without the engine being switched off, in the eyes of the law, they are considered to be using the phone while operating a vehicle. This will grant them points on their license, which could easily swell to six points, and a fine of £100. Keep in mind at all times that just because these gadgets are lawful, they can’t defend you from a criminal charge if they divert you from driving the car safely.
The tricky thing we all need to realise is that in our hectic overburdened office days. Cars have turned into an extension of our households and offices, so don’t start snacking in it or putting on your make-up while the car is on, or you’ll end up with the same 3 points and £100 fine a mobile phone can nab you.
Don’t let this all of this law business get you down and turn you into a boring driver. Grab yourself a personalised car number plate for your car today to spruce things up a bit.
We sell all types of car number plates, both street legal, and non-street legal, for the cars which are for display only. Just make sure it’s road legal before adorning it to your precious motor or you can assume what will happen.
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