Motoring experts have confirmed that drivers can be fined up to £5,000 for singing ‘too loudly’ while driving.
Under existing laws, the hefty punishment can be applied if an officer or evidence proves that an accident was a result of a motorist singing excessively in a manner that reduces their level of concentration on the road.
As far as we are aware, the same would also apply to humming, whistling, and even heated arguments with the other half about whose turn it is to order from Just Eat.
According to The Mirror:
The rules are clear when it comes to driving with due diligence, but this extends far beyond just sticking to the speed limit, slowing at an amber light and paying attention to the highway code.
In fact, drivers are being reminded they could face fines for loud music and innocently singing while on the road – both of which could come under ‘carelessness’ and the risk of a £5,000 fine.
According to motoring experts, having an in-car disco could land you a ‘driving without due care and attention’ or ‘dangerous driving’ charge.
And if your performance sees you involved in an accident, you could be hit with a £5,000 fine and nine points on your licence.
That’s according to hire firm Select Car Leasing, who’ve warned the rules also apply to sporting fans celebrating in their vehicles.