Drivers warned of three new driving laws coming into force…

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Drivers warned of three new driving laws coming into force…

Drivers warned of three new driving laws coming into force this month
2021-11-09 16:24:00
There are some big driving laws coming into effect this month that everyone should know about. The three new laws mean motorists could be fined £1,000 if they don't follow the new rules. From caravan and towing changes to Clean Air Zones, if you're not aware of these changes you could incur a fine. Click here for more traffic and travel news. Licence rules also changing in November as an automatic licence extension runs out and that could force you off the road. And if you are going on holiday there are new towing law changes to the limits that you can tow a caravan or a trailer for your business. Here are all the changes coming into force this month. (Image: Katie Pugh) New Clean Air Zone comes into force From November 29, Portsmouth will introduce a Clean Air Zone outside of London meaning that it will be the third city to introduce it. Hire cars such as taxis will be charged £10 a day to drive in the zone while coaches and lorries will be hit with a £50 fee. The charge will not affect private cars but will impact private hire vehicles and some businesses. Portsmouth Council said, “Although a Clean Air Zone is not our preferred option for improving air quality in Portsmouth, we are required by central government to launch the zone.” Birmingham's Clean Air Zone came into effect on June 1 this year with charges starting on June 14. The Class D air zone means that cars, taxis, vans, lorries, buses and coaches face a daily charge for coming into the city centre if they are not compliant with emissions standards and have not obtained an exemption. In 2019 Hull City Council bosses dismissed any possibility of charging Hull motorists to drive into the city. Figures have shown air pollution along the A63 is above nitrogen dioxide limits, while Hull is among the 30 most polluted towns and cities in the UK. But despite the statistics, deputy leader of Hull City Council, Daren Hale, said plans for CAZs are not under consideration. Hull does have an Air Quality Management Area, an area of the City Centre bordered to the west by Coltman Street, Hessle Road and Strickland Street, to the north by Anlaby Road, Carr Lane, Whitefriargate, Scale Lane and Silver Street, and the south and east by the Rivers Humber and Hull. An action plan has now been put in place to tackle the air pollution hotspot. Licences which were due to expire last December will need to be renewed by the end of November 2021. Driving licence extensions ending Due to coronavirus, licences which were due to expire between February and December 2020 were given an automatic 11 month extension. This means any licences which were due to expire last December will need to be renewed by the end of November. However, drivers may be caught out by delays with DVLA services as a result of social distancing. They warn paper applications are taking between six and ten

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