In 2018 there is set to be an even bigger shake-up to the driving laws and road rules in Britain which will see more regulations imposed on motorists.
Here are new rules that are set to be announced over the course of 2018:
Car Tax Diesel
Changes to car tax for diesel cars are coming into force in April 2018.
New MOT Rules
From May 2018 the MoT test is set to get a shake up which will see the introduction of new failure and defect categories.
The test will now categorise defects as either Minor, Major or Dangerous.
Under the new rules drivers that receive a Major or Dangerous fault will automatically fail their MOT test.
Drivers can still pass if they receive a Minor fault, but it will be noted down on the car’s MOT certificate.
Drivers could soon be penalised in the UK for driving in a motorway land that is delineated by a red X.
The red X refers to a lane closure, for example if there has been an accident further down the road.
Roadside cameras would automatically detect drivers flouting the rules and indues a fixed penalty notice of £100 and three penalty points.
Leaner Drivers Motorway
Learner drivers could be allowed on the motorways in the UK if a consultation on the matter is approved.
Under the current system only drivers that opt for advanced motorway driving course such as Pass Plus will be trained to drive on the motorway.
From this year, learner drivers could, however, be allowed to have lessons to teach them how to safely use the motorway network.
Graduated Driving Licence
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a graduated driving licence to be introduced.
A probationary period has also been proposed which would mean that certain restrictions are imposed on new drivers for up to two years after they pass their practical test.
Under the proposals drivers would be restricted from driving at night time and carrying passengers under 25 years of age unless supervised.
For more information, please visit the following link – https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/920018/driving-laws-UK-2018-fines-penalty-points-explained
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