Motorists face HUGE fines for these four common driving mistakes, including eating and adjusting your seat | The Sun

MOTORISTS could be facing huge fines if they make a common mistake while behind the wheel.

Drivers who aren't too familiar with the Highway Code will be shocked to learn that they could be hit with a £5,000 fine just for going about their everyday business.

The common mistakes that could land them in hot water while driving include eating, being distracted by passengers, adjusting their seat or swerving across lanes.

These behaviours could easily be considered as contributing to a "careless and inconsiderate driving" offence or be classed as driving without due care and attention.

According to Rule 148 of the Highway Code, drivers must "avoid distractions when driving or riding such as…trying to read maps, starting or adjusting any music or radio…eating and drinking.

Under the Highway Code, motorists can be penalised for driving without due care and attention but this not necessarily a black and white offence.


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However, any driving that demonstrates lack of alertness to the dangers of the road, or a disregard for other road users (whether deliberate or not), could fall under this category.

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Allowing yourself to be distracted by passengers in the car, adjusting your seating position and swerving across lanes are just some other common examples of allowing yourself to be distracted while driving.

These offences could not only lead to fines of £5,000 but up to nine points on a driver’s license. Some motorists may even be disqualified from driving in serious cases.

It comes after changes to the Code last month meant that drivers could be hit with a £1,000 fine for opening their door wrong.

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Motorists should also be alert as a Highway Code change in January meant there are £100 fines for stopping or parking in 12 new places.

It's also important to note that tuning your radio or touching your sat nav while you are at the wheel could also land you in some hot water.

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