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Driving While Singing And Dancing To Christmas Songs Could Land You A £5,000 Fine

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Driving While Singing And Dancing To Christmas Songs Could Land You A £5,000 Fine

It's the most wonderful time of the year - but if you're caught driving while singing and dancing to Christmas songs this festive season, you could receive a £5,000 fine.

Yep, as drivers across the country will be zipping through traffic trying to get all their Christmas shopping done in time, many will want to blast Mariah Carey or Wham! to make their journeys more festive.

Drivers could receive a fine of up to £5,000 for singing and dancing to Christmas music while driving (Credit: Pexels)
Drivers could receive a fine of up to £5,000 for singing and dancing to Christmas music while driving (Credit: Pexels)

Although we love nothing more than singing along to 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' and 'Last Christmas' at the top of our lungs, driving with loud music playing from your car's speakers can cause the driver to be distracted. Despite the Christmas cheer and fun, the most important thing to remember is to always stay safe in the car.

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To help drivers avoid a fine and stay safe this Christmas season, Uswitch, a price comparison service for things like car insurance, have offered some helpful tips.

Uswitch car insurance expert, Ben Smithson, spoke to Birmingham Mail.

"Driving at Christmas can be exciting, however there are some little-known things that could put your safety at risk and invalidate your insurance," he said.

A car insurance expert has warned drivers of the dangers of singing and dancing to music while driving (Credit: Pexels)
A car insurance expert has warned drivers of the dangers of singing and dancing to music while driving (Credit: Pexels)
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"Whilst singing along to Christmas songs and adding decorations to your car may seem like fun, they could also be a huge distraction and land you a hefty fine or increased car insurance premium."

Drivers could receive a fine of up to £5,000, a charge for 'driving without due care and attention' or even 'dangerous driving'. In the most serious circumstances, this can lead to nine points added to your licence.

Many drivers add some extra flare to their cars at Christmas time, from tinsel around the rear-view mirrors to baubles and trinkets around the interior. However, Ben insists winter is a notorious for car theft and drivers should avoid leaving expensive items on display.

The car insurance expert also warned drivers about the risks regarding decorating your car with Christmas decorations (Credit: Unsplash)
The car insurance expert also warned drivers about the risks regarding decorating your car with Christmas decorations (Credit: Unsplash)
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"Keeping your car safe from crime is also increasingly important during the festive season, as the winter months are notorious for car theft," he said.

"Always keep your vehicle locked and avoid leaving expensive items on display."

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Christmas, Life, Real Life

Gregory Robinson
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