DRIVERS could face a £70 fine if they are caught taking a so-called ‘bad turn’ on the road.
It comes after it was announced that local councils would soon be empowered issue fines for “moving traffic” violations.
Drivers may not have come across the phrase “bad turn” before – but breaking this road rule could land you a fine.
A so-called bad turn implies a multitude of motive sins.
It could be a wrong turn, such as a yellow box fork, turning more than a three-way point, or turning into the street when there is fast-moving traffic.
Drivers should only turn onto the road if absolutely necessary.
The safest way is to make a full U-turn or make a three-point turn if the road is too narrow.
If you can’t do either of these things and you still need to make a turn, you’ll unfortunately have to keep driving until you find a good spot to make a safe turn.
If you are caught making a “bad turn” you risk a £70 fine.
If it sounds like a new rule, that’s because it is.
Parking on the sidewalk would become illegal throughout the UK.
It was banned in London and motorists could face a £70 fine if caught parking in the aisles.
Drivers may face a £200 fine and six points on their license if caught using their phone at the wheel.
Using a cell phone is was illegal but now drivers cannot use their phones when they stop at a red light or are passing.
The only exception is if you’re using your phone to pay a toll or make a drive-by purchase.
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Parking companies are also calling parking fines are higher.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8171295/70-fine-bad-turn/ Drivers warn they risk being fined £70 for ‘bad turns’ under new rules