British drivers and passengers could be breaking a number of laws dismissed as myths and legends. For example, did you know its illegal to get into a taxi without letting the driver know you’re ill? Motorists could be finding themselves in hot water, facing fines, licence points, driving bans or even prison sentences. Before you say we didn’t warn you, here are ten UK driving laws which you could be breaking.

Driving with pets

When driving with your loyal companions it is important they are properly restrained so they can’t distract the driver or injure passengers or themselves if the vehicle has to suddenly stop. If a motorist is pulled over with an unruly pet in the vehicle, they could be in the dog house – facing a fine for driving without due care and attention. It’s important to properly secure your furry friends in the car

Flip flop fail

At the first sign of a tiny bit of sunshine, Brits like to let whip out the flip flops and let their feet breathe. While it’s not specifically illegal to drive in flip flops there’s a catch. If a driver is found to be wearing unsuitable footwear then it is considered to be putting themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk. Drivers could face penalty points or a fine as a result. Other footwear that may be considered inappropriate includes Ugg boots and wellies as they don’t offer suitable grip and renowned for slipping off the pedals.

‘Carpool Karaoke’

Singing in the car can be a joyous experience, but while fist bumping and reaching those high notes may seem innocent enough, you might want to tone down your inner James Corden. Distractions like loud music can result in a fine or penalty points as it can be classed as driving without due care and attention.

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