May 23, 2018

£2,500 for wearing sunglasses at the wheel!!!

Drivers could be fined as much as £2,500 for wearing sunglasses at the wheel. But did you know motorists could also be fined for NOT wearing sunglasses while driving?

Confused? Us too!

Rule 237 of the Highway Code states that drivers must slow down or pull over if dazzled by bright sunlight – so if you don’t, and you’re not wearing sunglasses to protect you from the glare then you could be convicted of careless driving. Find out more on Britannia here.

The offence means an on-the-spot fine of £100 and up to three penalty points on your licence – or you could go to court and face a fine of up to £2,500 and nine penalty points the Plymouth Herald reports. Want to find out more, contact us!

But it is also illegal to wear some types of sunglasses while driving.

Safe driving, from Britannia!