Winter is right around the corner.
No more warm temperatures as the UK weather starts to drop slowly. And when it comes to driving, there's many motoring laws to remember.
Now that it's darker, it's never been more important to take care behind the wheel. So when it comes to layers, you could be breaking this one common rule.
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According to CarMats.co.uk, one in eight UK drivers admit to taking off their winter coats while driving. While it might seem harmless, there's a potential downside to it.
If you're caught by the police, there's a £100 fine and penalty points for careless driving. It can be a common thing to do as motorists want to remove layers while driving.
Ash Young, founder of CarMats.co.uk, said: "The survey highlights the need for drivers to be aware of the potential consequences of what seem like simple actions such as taking off layers while driving.
"The cold weather has arrived, and while staying comfortable is important, it's crucial to be aware of the rules to avoid unnecessary fines. Safety is key, even in the small things."
If a police officer pulls you over for taking off winter layers, you could risk a £100 on-the-spot fine and three penalty points for careless driving.
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But if it goes to court, the penalty for driving without due care and attention could turn into £2,500 or £5,000 in extreme cases.
Instead Rule 237 of the Highway Code states you should keep your vehicle well-ventilated to avoid drowsiness. While Rule 97 says you should ensure clothing and footwear doesn't prevent you from using the controls properly.
CarMats.co.uk surveyed 1,366 UK drivers using Censuswide to find out their opinions of cars and their experiences of driving. They ranged between 17 and 55+ from across the UK.
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