DRIVERS have been given an urgent warning over a nighttime driving mistake which could see them fined £5,000.
The simple error could see you slapped with a whopping penalty bill but can be fixed for free.
Abigayle Andre, who runs motors advice channel She Talks Cars, took to TikTok to urge road users to avoid the costly gaffe.
In one video, she fumed at people driving at night without their headlamps switched on.
Abigayle said: "There’s something we need to address drivers, those who drive at night because I’ve seen too many drivers doing this.
"Not only is it against the law, it’s extremely dangerous.
READ MORE MOTORS NEWS
Inside popular car brand's abandoned dealership where dozens of motors found
I hate my EV… here are the five WORST functions including annoying buttons
"They don’t put their lights on, or they’re not properly working. Do you understand how dangerous that is?"
Indeed, because it is so dangerous, the Highway Code treats it as a serious offence and imposes a severe penalty, especially as official figures show that nearly half of car accidents occur in the dark.
Driving without your lights on could see you collared for driving without due care and attention.
Ths comes with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence.
Most read in Motors
PUT THE BRAKES ON
Rishi Sunak set to block new 20mph zones for drivers as he slams policy
CARN’T BELIEVE IT
I test drove the worst EV EVER & it was so bad it blew me away
OUT OF JUICE
Popular car brand’s new EV isn’t up to scratch… here’s what’s wrong with it
Urgent warning as major car brands recall popular motors – is yours at risk?
However, in serious cases you may be prosecuted and receive a £5,000 fine and up to nine points, three quarters of the number needed to trigger a driving ban.
Most modern cars have automatic headlights which switch on when sensors around the windshield register that the light has dropped below a certain level.
However, this can be turned on and off, while older cars often don't have this feature.
Make sure your automatic lights are still on each time you have a service and check that they are still functioning regularly.
If your lights break or experience a fault, drive to the nearest mechanic in the daytime and get them fixed or replaced as soon as possible.
It comes after a veteran car salesman warned drivers about nine words that should send them running out of a dealership.
Meanwhile, an EV owner listed the five worst things about his car, saying he hates it.
Source: Read Full Article