Brit drivers warned they could be fined £100 for having messy cars
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British drivers are being warned that they could be fined £100 for having messy cars – something we’re all guilty of from time to time.
But it’ll come as no surprise to learn you’re better off making sure things are a little more organised in there – though not just to spare your blushes when you give your co-worker a lift home.
He explained how there isn’t technically a fine for just having a grubby interior, but if you let the rubbish accumulate, it may lead to a hefty charge of up to £100.
Louram said: "Whilst there is no fine for having a messy interior, clutter if bad enough can also fall under the careless driving rule leading to a fine of up to £100.
"As a general rule, keep your car clutter-free to avoid any dangerous situations such as things getting stuck under the brake pedal or blocking your view.
"If you do tend to err on the side of messy when it comes to your car, a bin is a great solution."
Louram also advised making sure your mirrors and nice and clean, adding: “It’s crucial to check that your mirrors are clean and clear every time you use your car, as anything that may obstruct your vision will make it dangerous to drive.”
Then there’s the matter of motorists facing fines of up to £1,000 if the outside of their vehicle is dirty.
It may seem annoying to have to tackle your muddy car after a nice Sunday stroll in the country (followed, as always, by that all-important roast), but drivers need to ensure their number plates are fully visible and that the windscreens are clear and undamaged.
Louram continued: “Any kind of dirt or grime on the windscreen can be incredibly dangerous as it can impact your view of the road ahead.
“In some instances having a dirty windscreen could be seen as careless driving and land motorists with a fine of up to £100 and points on the license if an accident occurs as a result.
“Grime can build up on the windscreen over time, so give it a good wash to ensure visibility is at its optimum whilst out on the roads.”
Time to get the bucket and sponge out...
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