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We all know there are lots of rules, regulations and laws we have to abide by when we take to the road behind the wheel in a motor vehicle, but how well do we really know them and what about the detail? There are some things that we absolutely know we should or shouldn't do, such as we should stick to the speed limit but not drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But there are other things that are more difficult to quantify, such as having a clear windscreen and driving safely that can be somewhat open to interpretation by the police. So, here are a few things you might not know, or at least might not be totally clear about.
We all know drink-
Most people are aware now that it's the law you have to wear a seat belt when travelling in the front of a vehicle, but what are the exceptions and what about rear-
There are a whole series of arguments around what is and what isn't desirable as far as tyres and the amount of tread on them is concerned. Unfortunately, the only thing too many drivers are concerned with is whether they are legal or not. UK law dictates that a vehicle has to be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for its type and the purpose it's being used for. As for the tread depth, the legal minimum amount of tread your tyres have to have is 1.6 millimetres, and that's across the central three-
Not too many drivers, especially those who passed their test many, many years ago, will know there are also rules concerning the use of the horn. The bottom line is that they should only really be used when someone's driving behaviour is really dangerous, and even then it should only a quick pip that's given. Anything more prolonged is then considered hostile, and it's also the law that use of a horn is not allowed in built-
14 November 2016