7 new driving laws to be introduced from April 12

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7 new driving laws to be introduced from April 12

7 new driving laws to be introduced from April 12
2021-04-02 11:19:00
Drivers have already been hit by a raft of changes over the last few months due to Brexit and much more but now more changes are being brought in. Seven new motoring laws are set to be introduced that could impact millions of motorists. A number of big changes are due to into action from April that you should be aware of, reports The Daily Star. From a rise in car tax to a clampdown on phone usage behind the wheel, its important for road users to know about the changes. And if you're not careful some of these laws could see your bank balance hit – or you could even rack up points on your licence. Here are seven things for drivers to look out for from next month. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. Purchase tax In order to make streets more eco-friendly, a new purchase tax has been proposed by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). It will be aimed at petrol and diesel car owners to make environmentally-friendly vehicles more affordable. Mobile phone ban Strict new rules will come into place aimed at mobile phone users behind the wheel. Drivers could risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for holding their phone while driving. The new ban replaces a loophole which allowed people to take photos and videos while driving without being penalised. Fuel duty freeze This will once again be frozen for the new tax year, keeping at the same rate for a 10th year in a row. Fuel duty is a tax currently stands at 57.95p per litre of petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol. Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced calls in the run-up to the spring Budget to freeze or cut the tax. Local clean air zones Legislation aims to decrease pollution (Image: Rich Addison) This year, a number of cities will begin charging drivers to commute around an area to decrease the amount of pollution. Motorists in several outer London boroughs, Bath and Birmingham are bringing in a daily charge
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