UK news Cleaning mistake could cost drivers £5,000 fine and nine points on your license last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- Glasses-wearers beware, because stopping to clean your glasses could land you with a major fine
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Motorists wearing glasses or sunglasses could face a major fine for cleaning their lenses while driving. Taking your hands off the wheel while in motion could land you in serious trouble. Under section 3 of the Road Traffic Act, "driving without due care or attention," can lead to prosecution, as it falls under the offence of "careless driving." If an accident occurs thanks to careless driving, motorists can be fined up to £5,000 and receive anywhere between three and nine points on their licence. In the hot weather drivers should be careful about removing and cleaning their sunglasses as any loss of attention could result in a fine. Read more: DVLA face claims driving license waiting period is over six months despite promising a return to 'normal' Graham Conway, Managing Director at Select Car Leasing, explained: “The message is clear here – make sure the lenses of your sunglasses are clean before you set off, even if you’re not wearing them at the time. Glasses-wearers beware, because stopping to clean your glasses could land you with a major fine (Image: Rui Vieira/PA Wire) “It’s a situation lots of us have experienced. The sun suddenly starts to blind you while you’re driving, you reach into the glove box, take out the sunglasses, but realise the lenses are smudged and blurry.
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. You might even resort to taking both of your hands off the wheel to make sure you can clean the very edges of the sunglasses’ lenses. “But by taking your hands from the wheel, even if only for a second, you’re putting yourself and other road users at serious risk of accident and injury. “If you hit a pothole in the road while not in full control of the wheel, your car might suddenly change direction, sending you hurtling towards another vehicle.” These sorts of accidents are classed as CD10 offences, which means your driving standard has dropped below what is expected of a ‘competent and careful driver’. If the lapse in concentration is more serious, prosecution and two years imprisonment are on the table. Conway added: “Make sure your sunglasses are clean, but also make sure they’re close to hand should you need them. “And remember to make sure that the lenses in your sunglasses aren’t so dark that they obscure your vision, particularly if you’re driving early in the morning or at dusk.” READ NEXT: Drivers warned to follow key speed technique to save money on fuel Five misconceptions about electric cars as energy bills reach all-time high Learner drivers set to wait shocking six months for tests due to Covid backlog The seven types of speed cameras that can cost you points on your licence and £100 fine