If you’re known for having a car full of fast food wrappers you might want to read up.
Let’s face it, if you have the time to regularly clean the inside and outside of your car while you’re a student you’re probably amazingly organised. For most of us, the messy car lifestyle is something we just can’t avoid, especially if you’re always the designated hungover McDonald’s driver out of your flat.
Well, if you’re a proud member of the messy car club you might want to go about changing that up as you could now be fined £100 just for having a messy car.
Here’s what you need to know:
How can I be fined for having a messy car?
Well, luckily you’re not going to be fined just for your car being dirty inside, however, it could cost you a fine if it’s proven to impact your driving. British drivers have been warned that careless driving can land a fine of up to £100. That’s because letting rubbish in your car could lead to dangerous situations such as an old coffee cup getting stuck under your brake pedal or something obscuring your view.
Not keeping your car exterior clean can also lead to careless driving if your windows and mirrors aren’t regularly cleaned, so it might be time to take a trip to your local car wash if you know it’s been a while. You could actually face a fine of up to £1,000 if the outside of your car is dirty to the point of it being dangerous, and a dirty windscreen alone is a fineable offence and could also result in points on your license if you did have an accident as a result.
So, while the messy car lifestyle is one we’re all part of from time to time it’s best to try and schedule in time at least once a month to chuck out any old rubbish and give your car a good clean to avoid any risk of danger to your driving!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our trending news content over on the Student Beans blog.