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The four new driving laws are now in force across the UK

Motorists have been urged to familiarize themselves with the new driving laws that have been introduced, including stricter rules against cell phone use.

Drivers are also advised to be aware of clean air zones while driving and ensure their vehicle has the necessary permits to avoid a fine.

A spokesman for leasing company LeaseCar.uk said: “It is really important that all drivers are aware of the changes to the traffic rules this summer. Nobody wants to be hit with a fine or hefty driving penalty simply by not keeping up to date with new regulations.

“The government and local governments have both enacted further regulations to improve inner-city air quality and overall road safety for all users – two areas that are increasingly gaining recognition for implementing change measures.

“This summer, stay up to date with the latest Highway Code updates and regulations to avoid fines and traffic penalties and help keep riders, cyclists and pedestrians safe.”

Here are four legislative changes motorists should be aware of after they were introduced in September:

environmental zones

Low Emission Zones (LEZ) are systems typically implemented in cities to control pollution.

If a vehicle meets the minimum emissions standard, it will be charged to enter the zone.

Several cities in the UK have already rolled out the scheme including London, Brighton and Birmingham and many will follow in the years to come including Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Failure to pay the daily fee for a vehicle entering the LEZ will result in heavy penalties.

Cell Phone Usage

Drivers in the UK are now banned from using their mobile phones at all times while driving.

Previously, drivers could use their phones for non-interactive communication purposes, such as searching for music or taking photos.

However, the law has now been tightened up, meaning anyone caught using their phone for any reason could face a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

As an additional measure, drivers who pass their test within two years could lose their license entirely if caught using a mobile phone.

speed limiter

In a little-known rule announced this summer, all new cars must now have a speed limiter.

The device is installed in cars and works by limiting engine power and limiting the speed of the car.

However, it is still the driver’s responsibility to obey the speed limits on the road.

Goods transport to Europe

Drivers need a license to transport goods or people for hire or remuneration – such as B. Shared cost minibus group travel – to the EU or to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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