We like telling you about little known road traffic laws and hope they bring your attention to everyday aspects of driving that may save you from ending up in court.
Did you know that by not indicating when making a manoeuvre could find you with a £2,500 fine and even a driving ban.
This is because not indicating your intentions can put other road users and especially pedestrians at risk, as they don’t know what you are about to do.
There is no specific law of “not indicating” but your actions, or lack of them, could find you facing a charge of careless driving; and in extreme cases, dangerous driving.
One legal commentator stated: “Drivers need to signal their intentions to all road users, and that includes pedestrians.
“Failing to do so may mean a motorist falls below the threshold of being a careful, competent driver and they could be hit with a ‘driving without due care and attention’ charge, or in rarer circumstances even ‘dangerous driving’.
“In some ways, an over eagerness to signal can be just as bad as failing to signal.
“You’ll typically get a driver flashing their lights or physically indicating that it’s okay for someone to make their manoeuvre.
“But you might then get a motorcyclist, who’s filtering through traffic, oblivious to the signal and who’s then put in harm’s way. It’s a scenario we deal with regularly.”
About Carl Millar
Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.
Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.
With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.
Getting in contact with Carl and Millars Solicitors is really easy. You can call him FREE on 0800 999 5535 or in an emergency you can call on 07732 054827.