UK news Drivers who park wrong way outside their houses could be hit with big fine last minute news
MetiNews.Com - You could get a fine of £1,000
Breaking News ! Did you know that you could be breaking the Highway Code for just parking on your street at night time? With most people owning at least one car, many of us have to park in the street. However, doing so could land you with a fine of £1,000. It all depends on which side of the street you leave your car on. Parking facing against the direction of the traffic at night time is an offence, excluding recognised parking spaces. It is against Rule 248 of the Highway Code. If you are found to be breaking the code, and therefore the law, you could be punished. Read More Related Articles Cambridgeshire news today: Get the latest CambsLive updates into your inbox with our daily newsletter The police could issue you a fine for careless and inconsiderate driving of £1,000. This rule does not apply during the day, just at night, although there is no clarification of the time when it is enforceable. The rule is in place to avoid the risk of an accident. If a car is parked facing against the direction of the traffic at night, other road users may not see it as clearly as they would if it was parked with the traffic. This could mean that accidents are more likely. Put your postcode in the tool below to read more local news: Other driving offences you may not know The Highway Code has more than 300 rules. That is a lot to learn, and there are many you may not be aware of. Here are some important ones to remember: Unlawful Pillion Riding If you have a motorcycle and are carrying a passenger, they must be on a pillion seat fitted securely behind the driver. The pillion must be able to sit astride the seat with their feet on the footrests. If they are not able to do this or the motorbike is not fitted for a pillion then this is an offence.
Follow Life Writer Hope Woolston on Social media
To see more of CambridgeshireLive's Life Writer Hope Woolston's content follow her on social media. She always loves to know what you think and what sort of stories you would like to see. Facebook: @hopewoolstonjournalist Twitter: @hope_woolston Instagram: hopewoolston.life
Leaving your engine running Section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 enforces Rule 123 of the Highway Code, which says that “you must not leave a vehicle’s engine running unnecessarily while that vehicle is stationary on a public road”. You could face a fine of up to £20 under the Road Traffic Vehicle Emissions Regulations 2002 and up to £80 in London. However this is only applicable on public land and also does not include being stuck in traffic. Warning others of speed cameras Many drivers flash oncoming traffic is there is a speed camera ahead, but it is an offence to do so. Warning other drivers of police speed traps can land you with a £1000 fine for breaking section 89 of the Police Act 1996. Leaving A Vehicle In A Dangerous Position It’s an offence to leave a vehicle in a position on a road that could cause danger to other road users. Examples include parking on a blind bend or parking on a slope without your handbrake on.
Dancing On Ice latest news 2021: Jason Donovan becomes seventh contestant to leave disastrous season
Primark, New Look, Zara and M&S: Exact date non-essential shops can reopen in lockdown roadmap
Dirty Number Plates If you allow dirt to build up on your number plates to the point it is obscured then you could face up to £1000 fine. It’s important that registration plates are readable as they inform police when and where a vehicle was registered and to be registered by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. Refusing To Submit An Eyesight Test Police officers can make you submit an eyesight test under Section 96 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, if they have a reasonable suspicion that you have been driving while your eyesight is such that you could not pass the test. Driving With Frosted Windows Rule 229 of the Highway Code dictates that drivers must make sure they can see out of all windows before starting any journey. Failure to comply could lead to a fine of up to £200 and points on your license under the banner of careless driving.