DRIVERS could now face a £200 fine and six points on their license for the common practice of changing Highway Codes.
New changes to driving rules Going into effect at the end of January means motorists will be hit with fines and points for habits some are used to.
Everyone knows that are on the phone or texting while you are driving is an offense – and has been for a long time.
But from January 29, drivers will not be able to take photos or videos, view music playlists or play games while behind the wheel.
Drivers can still use a “hands-free” device while driving – such as sat-nav.
Texting or calling with a cell phone while driving is already against the law – but now motorists face fines for changing music or taking pictures.
Drivers will also not be able to scroll through playlists or play games while on the go.
As with these new changes, there will be Also updated for Highway Code in 2022.
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For example, new cars are equipped with technology to limit their speed, while houses built next year will be equipped with electric vehicles.
Some things won’t take effect until later this year, but others will start as early as late January.
In the new regulations, there will be “decentralization of road users” in the updated version of the Highway Code.
It is based on the idea that the people who can cause the most damage – the truck driver, for example – have the ultimate responsibility on the road.
Pedestrians, and especially children, the elderly and other vulnerable people, will come out on top.
Following them are cyclists, horse riders, motorcyclists and cars, with trucks, HGVs and buses at the bottom.
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It is intended to make it clear who is at fault in the event of an accident.
However, it does not come with any new penalties such as fines.
There are also guidelines for safe passing distances, including that drivers must yield to cyclists in the bike lane, even if they are approaching behind you.
And from 2022, all new cars will be banned from speeding because they will be fitted with speed limiters.
The decision was approved by the EU parliament but the UK is expected to follow the new rule despite leaving the European Union.
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