There have been a number of big changes to UK driving laws recently. Here is a run-down of the biggest ones that might affect you – our customers!
Paper driving licence changes came in to force earlier this year on June 8th. Paper licences issued before 1998 remain valid and should not be destroyed. Changes to the driving licence system also mean that penalty points will only be recorded electronically. To prove to an insurer, hire company or car dealer that you have no driving endorsements contact the DVLA either online or by phone or post.
HGV vehicles now have an increased speed limit, thanks to changes made earlier this year. HGVs travelling in England and Wales can now reach speeds of 40mph on single carriageways and 60mph on dual carriageways.
New drug driving laws now mean that drivers caught with drugs in their system now face tougher sentences. A minimum of 12 months driving ban, unlimited fine and up 6 months in prison.
Smoking in cars will become illegal thanks to changes being brought in from October. With fines and penalties to be announced to stop drivers committing this new offence.
The safer lorry scheme will be introduced later in the year and is designed to ensure that Lorries and construction vehicles have basic safety equipment. Applying to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, the aim is to tackle collisions involving large vehicles and cyclists.
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