Drivers could be fined £2,500 under new Highway Code rules for bad habit common on UK roads

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DRIVERS have been warned they face a fine of up to £2,500 for a dangerous habit.

The poor practice can even land you with three points on your driving licence under new Highway Code rules.


How to indicate is one of the first things we learn when getting behind the wheel.

This is because it is an essential part of safe and responsible driving.

Not indicating when manoeuvring is a bad driving habit and poses a serious danger to yourself and others.

Most of us know we should indicate to let other road users know of our intentions.

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But it is also important to do even when there are no other cars on the road.

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This is because pedestrians also rely on a cars indicators when crossing the road.

The Highway Code clearly states: "Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians, of your intended actions."

The Code also stresses that pedestrians have priority over vehicles when they cross the road.

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It says: "If a pedestrian is already halfway across the road you’re trying to turn in to, they have priority and you need to wait for them to cross.”

Therefore failure to indicate could see a driver charged with "driving without due care and attention".

And that could result in three points on your driving licence and a fine of up to £2,500.

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A costly mistake to make just for failing to indicate.

Louis Rix, co-founder and COO at car finance platform CarFinance24/7, said: "If a pedestrian believes a road to be safe to cross, they may step out in front of a car."

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