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Motoring Tips : Staying legal

As part of our top tips series, we look at ways in which motorists can stay legal and make the roads safer for themselves and other road users.

1. Kick a bad habit

Tailgating, middle lane driving and other bad driving ‘habits’ are all officially offences.

Police can issue fines of up to £100 and add 3 penalty points to your licence (ouch).

Take a look at for more details.
2. Should’ve gone to Specsavers

Research*  reveals that as many as one in three drivers fail to meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving.

Try reading a number plate from 20.5 metres (or 67.26 feet if you’re a bit old school). It might be time to get your eyes checked.

(*Research by Specsavers, of course.)

3. 10 years younger?

Photo licences have been around since 1999 and with a 10 year expiry date if you haven’t already – it’s high time to renew your photo.

Go online or apply in person at The Post Office (they’ll even take the picture for you).


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