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Offline Hector

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Under rule 148 of the UK Highway Code, playing loud music that is deemed a distraction could land you with an £100 fine and three points on your license.  In extreme cases where your music is so loud that you cannot hear potential hazards around you, drivers could be seen putting others at risk and may be charged with dangerous driving. This charge could land you with a £5,000 fine from your Local Authority and possible driving ban.
According to the police: “It is not an offence in itself to listen to music on a mobile device whilst driving, riding or cycling. However,  a driver playing loud music may be deemed not to have proper control of their vehicle or to be driving without reasonable consideration for others, both of which are relatively serious offences.”
From The Dorset Echo (UK).   Don't think it applies over here.....!


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Thanks Hector AND I don't think it applies in Dorset either, even though the Law exists - it's not at all uncommon to hear throbbing sound from cars in the UK and I've not seen any enforcement in the UK, (or Thailand). But it is a dangerous practice and there should be enforcement against it in both Countries, (whilst I sometimes enjoy loud music myself).

Another motoring gripe - I personally deplore dark window tints which impede vision particularly at night, stop Police and other drivers seeing just who is inside the other vehicle and also restricts the vision through the windows of the car in front which is sometimes helpful in picking up road situations. But I guess many have these tints - it's just MO.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 05:13:56 PM by Roger »
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