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You Could Receive A Huge Fine For Beeping Your Horn To Celebrate England Results

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You Could Receive A Huge Fine For Beeping Your Horn To Celebrate England Results

With England set to take on Ukraine this Saturday (3 July) in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals after their dismissal of Germany, it's natural to want to celebrate - just remember not to honk your horn.

According to the Highway Code, drivers should only use their horns when their car is moving and they need to warn other road users of their presence.

They shouldn't toot their horn in anger or to celebrate a stunner of a goal - and sounding your horn in a built-up area between 11.30pm and 7am at night is actually illegal unless there is genuine danger in not alerting another road user to your presence.

While punishments start at a £30 ($40) Fixed Penalty Notice, things can escalate. If you challenge the punishment in court and lose you could pay up to £1,000 ($1,300).

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However, if it's the local council who've reported you having deemed that you're causing noise pollution, they may provide you with an abatement notice. Failure to comply with that could lead to fines of £5,000 ($7,000) or even £20,000 ($27,000).

Another driving rule you could risk falling foul of this weekend is using your phone at a drive thru.

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Credit: Pexels

It could be classed as using your mobile phone while driving, and you could get six penalty points on your license and a £200 ($270) fine - this could increase to a £1,000 ($1,300) fine if the cops judge your driving to be particularly careless.

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So take note Apple Pay and Google Pay users, and use your contactless bank card to pay for your takeaway instead.

There's also a fine for overloading your car with beer, food or anything else you might want to take over to watch the game at your mate's.

Rule 98 of the Highway Code says you should not overload your vehicle with a weight that's greater than the manufacturer's recommendation.

You could land a penalty for using your vehicle in a dangerous condition - starting with an £100 ($138) fixed penalty notice but rising to £1,000 if it's considered more serious or is challenged in court.

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You could also get three points on your license.

Finally - and most confusingly - sunglasses. Don't wear them - or do!

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Credit: Pexels

According to the AA, some sunglasses can also affect your sight, as the edge of the frame blocks your peripheral vision. If your sunglasses aren't fit for driving, you could be penalised for careless and inconsiderate driving.

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However, the Highway Code says you should pull over if you are ever 'dazzled by bright sunlight'. If you aren't wearing the correct sunglasses that safely prevent you from being dazzled, you could risk being hit with a fine for careless driving.

Maybe best just to check the weather before you set off on that one.

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Topics: UK News, Driving

Simon Catling
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