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Driving safety rules and regulations

Driving the word itself filled with fun and joy if one follows the prescribed rules and regulations of the road!

Driving in UK could be a pleasant experience if only you take care of certain rules and regulations. It is not only essential but also important that you are aware of these rules and regulations for few very important reasons. It is for your safety and other road users as well.

Every country has its own set of rules about driving. It is important that you must know and understand these rules before you drive on the roads in UK.

You need to consider these before thinking of driving on the road:

Driving license:

Before you drive on the road, you must hold valid driving permit/license.

Driving license is most important document for the drivers. Visitors to the United Kingdom may drive rental cars using their national license, if it is in a language which uses Roman letters and numbers. Holders of other licenses must also show an International driving permit in English (available through motoring organizations).

General speed rules:

Follow the speed limits. If you break the speed limit, then you could be punished. In towns and villages, the ideal speed limits is 30 mph. When you are driving, you should always keep your speed below the maximum speed limit.

If you are driving in the  town, then usually driving limit should not exceed above 30 mph (48 kph) and  major roads by passing towns  the driving limit should not exceed 40 mph (64 kph).

Seat belts:

Always wear the seat belts. Seat belts are designed to give a high level of protection in the event of a crash. They are designed to adjust automatically to fit the user, to be convenient and easy to use.

Wearing the seat belts can reduce the injuries of that person as it stops that person to come out of his seat and hit other interiors of the car which is also called second impact.

Despite of risk of serious injuries, and facts that seat belts can be effective in saving the life of people sitting in the vehicle, many people still neglect the use of seat belts while driving.

Drink driving:

Never drink and drive. People in the pub think they are an expert on the drinking and driving laws, but here are the hard facts as per the government law, people who disobey the law then their are severe penalties, including imprisonment, for driving with a Blood / Alcohol level exceeding 80 mg per 100 ml. If the police have a doubt that a person is breaking rules then he may stop the car and go for breath test.

Children: Children under 14 must wear a seat. So if children are traveling with you, it is your responsibility to make sure they are wearing seat belts. Children under 3 years are not allowed in front unless in an approved infant seat or attach. Rear-facing infant seats must not be used in vehicles with passenger-side front airbags. Infants should be carried in an approved baby seat.

It's simple - follow these rules and regulations in UK and cherish the driving!!!