Here Are The New Traffic Laws Coming in 2019
The new year brings new hopes, new goals and in some cases new laws, as for the motorists in the UK. As reported, a string of new rules will come into effect for motorway, MOT and learner drivers.
As Buy and Go Cars, we've created a list below that covers all the areas that will be introduced in 2019 according to WalesOnline:
According to the reports, 101 cyclists died in 2017, due to traffic collisions in the UK. With the latest introduction of rules, motorists will be forced to pay more attention to cyclists when on road in 2019 as they will be instructed to give way to cyclists and pedestrians when turning left. Motorists could be fined for not leaving enough space between cyclists with £100 or 3 points.
While being optional, new drivers could now use motorways as part of a lesson when they are accompanied by an instructor with dual controls in the car. Before, they were allowed to do so only after once they had already passed their driving test.
You could also get fined for £100 in 2019 for driving on a closed lane on a smart motorway.
New categories for defected cars were also introduced as "Dangerous" being 'direct risk to road safety or the environment and fail', "Major" being 'possible to affect safety or the environment and fail', "Minor" being 'should be repaired as soon as possible', "Advisory" being 'possible to effect in future' and finally "Pass" to 'meet the current legal standards'.
There are also new requirements for the MOT, such as under-inflated tyres, contaminated brake fluid, brake pads, reversing lights and daytime running lights.
Diesel Car Tax
The tax rates for diesel cars were also increased with Vehicle Excise Duty (Also known as 'road tax') will now be calculated based on the cars CO2 emissions, rather than being fixed to £140 per year prior to the recent rule change.