DRIVERS are being warned that they should keep up to date with the latest Highway Code changes.
Knowing the latest rules could help you avoid £100s in fines and points on your licence.
Motoring experts at LeaseElectricCar.co.uk have researched the several changes that the DVLA made to road laws in the UK in 2022.
Changes to road rules include the hierarchy of road users, mobile phone usage laws and the mandatory installation of electric vehicle chargepoints on all new buildings.
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Firstly, all newly built homes and buildings are now required to have an electric car charge point installed.
Secondly, the Highway Code now makes it clear that drivers caught using or even holding their phones will receive a fine of up to £200 and six points on their licence.
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And thirdly, a new hierarchy of road users was also introduced.
Pedestrians will now always have right of way, putting the greatest responsibility onto drivers of large vehicles.
Tim Alcock from LeaseElectricCar.co.uk said: “There is no excuse for any of us drivers not to know any changes and amendments, however minor they are, to the Highway Code.
“You need to stay up to date with the latest laws on the road to avoid hefty fines and penalty points – if you are caught just holding your phone you could face a £200 fine and six points.
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“One of the most important laws is the introduction of rules H1, H2, and H3 which ensures that pedestrians always have right of way when crossing at junctions and in slow moving traffic, and how drivers of larger vehicles now bear the most responsibility.
“Implementing these law changes will help to protect the more vulnerable road users, like pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
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