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Highway Code: Sleeping in your car could land you a £2,500 fine
2022-03-05 22:43:00
Sleeping in your car could lend you with a £2,500 fine, 10 points on your licence or even a prison sentence. The rule, as a part of the road traffic act and Highway Code, states that if you are drunk in your car you could be prosecuted, regardless of what you are doing. It doesn’t matter if you are asleep when in the car, you could still be given a penalty for being ‘in control’ of a vehicle when above the limit, reports My London. Click here for the latest traffic and travel news Sleeping in your car when you're drunk comes under the Road Traffic Act 1988. It says a motorist can be found guilty of the offence if they are “in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine exceeds the prescribed limit”. The rule is in place because there is no guarantee that a person will not try to drive when they wake up still under the influence – the law has to foresee that possibility. Depending on how much alcohol you have consumed you might need to consider spending the night at a hotel until you sober up. Other alternatives include getting a lift home from a friend or family member or trying to get a taxi. Sign up here to get the latest Hull Live updates direct to your phone Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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