Ten bits of bad driving you might not know you can get penalty points for


Speeding, being over the drink-drive limit, using a mobile, and having no insurance are three of the better-known reasons motorists receive fines and penalty points, but there are others that you might be oblivious to.

Last month we revealed that just 135 people had been issued with a £100 fine for ‘middle-lane hogging’, although more than a third of drivers claimed they didn’t know it’s been a driving offence since 2013.

Now we have teamed up with insurer Aviva to list 10 motoring violations that you might not realise could spell points on your licence or a fine.

Puddle penalties: You could face a fine if you're found guilty of maliciously trying to splash a pedestrian while driving.

Puddle penalties: You could face a fine if you’re found guilty of maliciously trying to splash a pedestrian while driving.

1. Driving through a puddle to splash pedestrians

Splashing falls under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which dictates motorists are guilty of an offence if they drive ‘without…



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