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Motoring Tips : Staying legal

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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 https://www.gov.uk 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 https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence or apply in person at The Post Office (they’ll even take the picture for you).

 

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