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What’s Illegal When Driving?
Before heading out onto the roads alone it is important to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing whilst driving; what is actually illegal and what isn’t.
The RAC’s 2014 Motoring Report shows that many of us are clueless as to what’s right and wrong when driving – and that’s not just the learner drivers! The figures show…
All of the above are in fact illegal but the figures do not seem to rise above 70% when it comes to knowledge about whether it is actually an illegal offence or not.
A huge problem among young drivers is using a mobile phone whilst in the driver’s seat. The RAC motoring report also shows that since the use of a hand held phone was made illegal in 2003, over one million drivers have been convicted of this offence.
Even though 79% of motorists asked believe it’s illegal to check social media and 88% believe it’s illegal to text whilst driving, 90% admitted to having used a hand-held phone while driving, knowing they’re breaking the law. This might just be because motorists see it as an offence they can get away with, with 42% of motorists believing it’s unlikely they’ll be caught texting while driving.
Abiding by these laws can guarantee that you are driving safely, which as a new driver really is the top priority. So remember what is illegal and what’s not before you venture out onto the roads after your driving test.