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14TB

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"Drivers beware." 8:53pm Friday 15th Jul


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DRIVERS BEWARE NEW RULES

Highway Code four new rules warning after drivers left confused

The maximum penalty is nine points on your licence and a £5,000 fine. A fixed-penalty notice (FPN) usually means you are given a £100 fine and three penalty points, The Mirror reports.

Following the guidance set out by the Highway Code is vital for drivers hoping to avoid the fines Police officials have listed other instances that could be considered careless or inconsiderate driving.

They are as follows:

overtaking on the inside
driving too close to another vehicle
driving through a red light by mistake
turning into the path of another vehicle
the driver being avoidably distracted by tuning the radio or lighting a cigarette
flashing lights to force other drivers to give way
misusing lanes to gain advantage over other drivers
unnecessarily staying in an overtaking lane
unnecessarily slow driving or braking
dazzling other drivers with un-dipped headlights
Mark Royal, operations manager at Goodbye Car, said: “Knowing when (and when not) to indicate is a skill of its own, given there are no black and white rules. But it’s incredibly important to learn when they should be used for the safety of yourself and other motorists.”

The Highway Code gives clear guidance on when and how indicators should be used. Motorists should check and signal before manoeuvring their vehicle - but not too early.

They should also make sure their signal is cancelled after completing the manoeuvre. In cases where drivers are unsure if they need to signal taking an exit, turning off a roundabout, and pulling over to the side of the road, then the safest thing to do is to indicate.


Tony




PLEASE STAY SAFE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
RoyH

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"RE: Drivers beware." 7:35am Saturday 16th Jul


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thanks for the heads up Tony, but i note this section "the driver being avoidably distracted by tuning the radio or lighting a cigarette" but no mention of using a mobile phone?


if you forget your history, you will repeat your mistakes, RoyH


14TB

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"RE: Drivers beware." 11:02pm Saturday 16th Jul


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Might be wrong Roy ,but I believe it is already not allowed to even touch a mobile phone when the engine is running.

Still see some clowns hooked to phones even in big lorries.


Tony




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