Motorists warned of £5,000 fine and nine penalty points for common mistake when behind wheel

Drivers could be fined up to £5,000 and given nine penalty points for the mistake

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Motorists have been warned they could face fines of up to £5,000 and nine penalty points for singing behind the wheel.

With the World Cup just around the corner, football fans could be excused for trying to get into the spirit by belting out classics such as David Baddiel's Three Lions.

While other people could just be enjoying music during their journey, singing along to the tracks.

But if you’re singing, dancing or generally getting into the World Cup spirit, you could be at risk of being distracted from the road.

Motorists have been warned they could face fines of up to £5,000 and nine penalty points for singing behind the wheel
Motorists have been warned they could face fines of up to £5,000 and nine penalty points for singing behind the wheel
If you’re singing, dancing or generally getting into the World Cup spirit, you could be at risk of being distracted from the road
If you’re singing, dancing or generally getting into the World Cup spirit, you could be at risk of being distracted from the road

If you are involved in an accident and there is evidence that you were dancing or singing prior to the incident, you could be prosecuted for dangerous driving or driving without due care and attention.

As a result, drivers could be fined up to £5,000 and given nine penalty points.

CEO of Lotus Car Rental, Alexander Haraldsson said: “As we saw last year during Euro 2020, the outpour of support from England fans across the country was incredible and as we close in on the start of the World Cup, excitement is already starting to build for the tournament.

“While it may be tempting to increase the volume of your favourite England tracks in the car it is crucial to ensure you are fully focused on the road when driving.

“By maintaining your concentration you’ll avoid increasing the chance of an accident, as well as a hefty fine.

“Although you cannot be pulled over for playing loud music, if police officers believe it is causing a distraction such as blocking out audible safety warnings from other road users like their horns or an ambulance siren then they can penalise you."