Our Predictions for Driving Laws in 2017

Our Predictions for Driving Laws in 2017

As we approach the end of 2016, it is a good time to reflect on the driving laws we have in the UK, and how some of these laws may change over the coming New Year.  2017 looks set to be big news for motorists, so read on to find out how things might change…

Mobile Phones:  it is already illegal to drive while using your mobile phone, but from 2017 the government is expected to increase the penalties for driving with your phone to double points.  The on-the-spot fine looks set to increase too, moving ip to £200 plus six points on the licence!

Car Tax: the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is changing dramatically from April 2017.  Those with zero emission cars won’t pay any VED.  A standard rate of £140 will apply for all other vehicles, regardless of their emissions (except those using alternative fuels like hybrids). There will be a sliding scale First Year Rate which rises from £10 to £2000 for the year, depending on how polluting the vehicle is.