Badly warned drivers could face a £1,000 fine for common cleaning mistakes – don’t get caught
DRIVERS have been warned they could face a £1,000 fine if they don’t keep their number plates clean.
Motorists are responsible for keeping their license plates visible at all times or risk being stopped and hit with a “heavy fine”.
Vehicle owners must ensure that nothing is obscuring license plates after the recent weather, including ice and snow.
Experts from Nationwide Vehicle Contacts issued the alert earlier this month.
They said: “It’s not just your roof or window pane that can land you a hefty fine if it’s covered in snow.
“Failing to clear ice or snow from your front and rear number plates could result in a fine of up to £1,000 from local authorities.
“The law requires all license plates to be clearly visible. If it’s obscured, it could result in your car being hit by speed cameras or police checks.”
The same reason is behind the recent ban on 3D and 4D license plates, as they cannot be captured by ANPR (Automated Number Plate Recognition) cameras.
ANPR is used to determine if drivers have broken the Highway Code and to check if cars are taxed or stolen.
Driving with incorrectly displayed number plates can be fined up to £1,000, while it can also result in the vehicle failing MOT.
If you’re caught driving without your windows cleaned, you could face a fine of up to £5,000.
And if you write ‘clean up’ on someone’s car, you could be fined £2,500.
Drivers must resist writing the joke on a car as the owner could claim you’re scratching the paintwork and causing hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage.
Drivers were shocked to discover they could face a £1,000 fine if they use common “thank you” gestures.
Rule 160 of traffic regulations says: “If possible, ride or ride with both hands on the steering wheel or handlebars.
“In this way, you retain full control of the vehicle at all times.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/9932200/urgent-warning-drivers-fine-licence-plate-clean/ Badly warned drivers could face a £1,000 fine for common cleaning mistakes – don’t get caught