Post-Brexit changes to driving laws may affect newly qualified drivers
Agencies such as Highways England and the Department of Transport, along with Transport London, are making amendments to driving laws on UK roads before 2019 comes to a close.
The impact on climate change will see changes in law in regards to carbon emissions, with ultra-low emission zones to improve city air quality. Technological advances on the roads will see alterations in the law on smart motorways and features like intelligent speed assist.
UK drivers are set to feel these adjustments when we depart the EU, along with changes when they travel such as a new licence if travelling by car in Europe.
Newly qualified individuals who took driving lessons around the country from Wirral and Chester down to Bath and London could also be affected.
The government is considering a graduated driving licence for new drivers and several new restrictions are being discussed.
Presently drivers who have been on the road under two years face harsher penalties for driving offences such as using a mobile device. The RAC has suggested a host of other laws may be added to this list.
Curfews could set the hours new drivers can use roads at and limits regarding the number of passengers they carry may also be fixed. They could be required to drive at lower speeds than other road users and face limitations on the engine size of their vehicles. Lower limits on alcohol than more experienced drivers will be enforced and the probationary “P” plates that are currently optional for the newly passed may become mandatory for a two-year term.