Big Mac and FINES! The little-known law that could land you a £200 charge at McDonald’s
- If you are caught by the police, you could have six points added to your license
- According to Britton and Time, many Brits break this law without even knowing
Can I have barbeque sauce with that please mate? Yes you can, and a hefty £200 fine on top!
Drivers beware, a little-known law could mean that trip to your local McDonald’s costs considerably more than you had bargained for when innocently hankering for a Big Mac and fries.
According to Britton and Time, this bizarre law is one that Brits break all the time without even knowing it.
UK drivers may not be aware that it is actually illegal to use your phone while your engine is on at a drive through like McDonald’s
If you’re caught by the police, you can be slapped with a £200 fine and six penalty points on your license
It is actually illegal to use your phone while your engine is running at a drive through restaurant window.
And, if you’re caught and fined by the police, you could also earn yourself some penalty points on your licence too.
So it’s important that next time you’re at the McDonald’s drive-through and paying for those chicken nuggets, large fries and Cola, your engine is turned off.
Otherwise if you’re caught by the police, you can be slapped with a £200 fine and six penalty points on your license.
Under current legislation, you will be disqualified from driving under the ‘totting up’ procedure if you amass 12 points within any 3 year period.
However, the rules are different for new drivers. Any driver who amasses 6 points within the first 2 years of passing their test will have their licence revoked.
Also for drivers, they should be aware that sounding a horn aggressively because they are annoyed or frustrated could land them with a fine of £50.
There is a possibility that this fee could rise to £1,000 if you were to go to court, contest it and lose.
And motorists, be aware that it is also against the law to sound a horn whilst the vehicle is stationary or while in a built-up area between 11.30 pm and 7.00 am.