Common Driving Offences that are Actually Illegal
Once you pass your test it is not uncommon to bend the rules a bit when it comes to independent driving. In fact, holding the wheel at 10 to 2 is the habit that often the first to go. With this said, there are some common driving offences that almost ever road user will carry out that are actually against the law! Read on to find out the top three…
Flashing your headlights
Saying thank you to another driver is common curtsey and many drivers will do it by flashing their headlights a couple of times or raising their hands off the wheel. Whilst it poses a very minimal risk, flashing your headlights for any reason other than warning other drivers of your presence can land you with a £30 fine as experts say it reduces your control of the vehicle.
Using the middle lane in a motorway
Whilst it is true that you are allowed to make use of the middle lane of a motorway, you are not allowed to remain in there for an indefinite amount of time. This is because it is supposed to be an overtaking lane and if you stay in there for longer than necessary you can prevent other vehicles from making way on their journey. This is particularly important when it comes to large heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries as they are not allowed to use the outer lanes. If you need to move into the middle lane to overtake a slower moving vehicle, try to find a suitable gap out of there as soon as possible.
Beeping your horn
Road rage is something that we all experience one time or another and sometimes the only way to release your fury is to beep excessively. With this said, beeping your horn for any reason other than alerting others to your presence is against the highway code and you can find yourself with a £30 fine if an officer happens to be nearby.
Here at V12 Sports and Classics we want to ensure that every single driver on the road is safe. After all, it is easy to follow the crowd and assume that something is okay just because other drivers are doing it! In order to ensure that you are practicing safe and lawful driving you should be familiar with the Highway Code. In addition to this, you can find out more information about our range of used cars by getting in contact with a member of the team today!