This one is dedicated to all those van drivers who are working on New Year’s Day. Bank holiday? What bank holiday?
Whilst we know many of you will be breathing a sigh of relief because the roads should be emptier, it’s easy to become complacent over the festive season.
So, for that reason, we thought we’d provide you with a few reminders of some lesser-known rules, should the urge to rule break or road rage rise.
Keep the expletives to yourself
Though the roads may be clearer, that doesn’t quite mean that there aren’t some terrible motorists out there. However, no matter how bad you think their driving is, try not to let the swear words be heard beyond your own van.
In fact, if you’re found to be a persistent offender of swearing at other drivers, you could find yourself slapped with a fine of up to £1,000. No one wants to welcome in a new year with that.
Leave the fur babies at home
As tempting as it is to bring your loyal companion out on the road with you, you may want to rethink it.
If your dog is loose in your van, you could be facing a penalty of up to £200. This is because a loose animal in your vehicle could cause you to lose control whilst driving. Even if old Quincy the poodle naps for 75% of the day, it just isn’t worth it, is it? Plus, you get to keep your lovely van fur free.
Leave the horns for the musicians
Here’s one that isn’t known that well at all, and it’s one that we believe a lot of people may be guilty of.
Ever felt the need to thump down on that horn incessantly? Or seen anyone else do it? Tying in nicely with road rage antics, beeping the horn excessively will result in a lovely fixed fine of £30.
Now, that doesn’t seem like much, but it all adds up. Especially when we’re tentatively driving into the new year.
This year, I’m wishing for cheap van insurance deals
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