Four New Driving Laws That Come into Force This Month

Four New Driving Laws That Come into Force This Month

Here are four laws changes drivers should be aware of this September:


Low Emission Zones

Low Emission Zones (LEZ) are schemes typically implemented in cities to manage pollution.

If a vehicle does reach the minimum standard for emissions, it will be charged for entering the zone.

Several cities in the UK have already introduced the scheme such as London, Brighton and Birmingham with many to follow including Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh over the next few years.

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


Mobile Phone Usage

It is now illegal for motorists in the UK to use their mobiles at any time during a journey.

Previously, drivers could use their phones for purposes that were not for “interactive communications” such as looking for music or taking photos. However, the law has now tightened which means anyone caught using their phone for any reason will receive a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

In an additional measure, drivers who have passed their test within two years could lose their licence completely if caught using a mobile phone.


Speed Limiters

In a little-known rule that announced this summer, all new cars are now required to be have a speed limiter. The device is fitted on cars and works by restricting the engine power, limiting the speed of the car. However, it is still the responsibility of the driver to stay within the road’s speed limits.


Transporting goods into Europe

Drivers will need a licence to carry goods or people that are for hire or reward – such as shared-cost group minibus trips – into the EU or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The standard international goods vehicle licence will be required for light good vehicles, vans, and cars/vans towing trailers.



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