You could be fined £5,000 for singing Fairytale of New York too loudly in the car

You could be fined £5,000 for singing Fairytale of New York too loudly in the car

Drivers can be charged up to a whopping £5,000 for listening to loud music, or for singing too loudly. This comes amid warnings to drivers ahead of Christmas.

Mark Tongue, director of Select Car Leasing, told the Mirror: “Listening to music in your car is one thing, but if you’re singing loudly, dancing in your seat and generally getting into the groove, then you’re at risk of being distracted from the job at hand – which is keeping your eyes on the road.

“If there’s evidence – either dashcam footage or testimony from a police officer – that you were dancing and singing prior to an accident, you could ultimately be prosecuted for dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention.

“And the penalties can be severe – up to a £5,000 fine and nine points on your licence in the most serious of circumstances.

“You’ve also got to consider the implications of having your music too loud.

Various supermarkets have different ways of punishing drivers who wrongly park in these spaces.

Tesco employs an agency with issues parking charge notices to those parked inappropriately.

Some Tesco car parks have issued £70 fines.

However, Lidl does not monitor who uses which spaces and relies on customers parking properly.

Published at Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:29:00 +0000