21 Mar

The most commonly broken laws on UK roads include:

We see the law being broken on a regular basis as we move around the UK's road network, but which are the most commonly broken laws?

  1. Speeding: This is the most common traffic offence in the UK, and it includes driving above the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions on the road.

  2. Using a mobile phone while driving: It is illegal to use a handheld mobile phone or similar device while driving. This includes making or receiving calls, texting, or using social media.

  3. Failing to wear a seatbelt: It is mandatory for drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts in the UK. Failing to do so can result in fines and penalty points on your license.

  4. Drink-driving: It is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit in the UK, which is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.

  5. Running red lights: It is illegal to run a red light or fail to stop at a stop sign or pedestrian crossing.

  6. Dangerous driving: This includes driving in a manner that is dangerous to other road users, such as reckless overtaking or driving too close to the vehicle in front.

  7. Driving without insurance: It is illegal to drive a vehicle on UK roads without insurance.

  8. Failing to comply with traffic signs or signals: It is illegal to ignore or disobey traffic signals or signs, such as speed limits or no-entry signs.

Drink driving

It is important to follow these laws to ensure the safety of all road users and avoid penalties such as fines, penalty points on your license, and even imprisonment in serious cases.