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Motorway Misuse Penalties Come into Effect

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about the changes that have come into effect this month (march 2018) with regards to the misuse of motorways in the UK. Read below to find out more.

So what is this change? New Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras have and continue to be introduced on major motorways throughout the UK. These are in place to monitor whether motorists misuse the hard shoulder. By misuse they mean if a driver uses the hard shoulder on a managed motorway when it is not open or drives in a lane that is marked with a red X on the overhead gantry signs – the cameras will automatically trigger a penalty notice. According to Highways England they have reportedly sent out in excess of 80,000 letters to motorists in the UK advising them not to ignore these signs. So what is the penalty if you misuse the motorway? Well you will end up with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence! So folks, you have been warned – pay attention to the gantry signs and stay in the correct lanes, happy motoring!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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