Drivers Who Splash Pedestrians Deliberately Could Be Fined £5,000

Drivers who deliberately splash Pedestrians amid the wet weather could be fined up to £5,000.

This week, as Hurricane Lorenzo makes its way over the UK, the country is expected to face blustering winds and heavy downpours of rain.

Drivers will need to be on alert when they are out on the road, in order to ensure they are driving as responsibly as possible in the wet conditions.

They also need to act in a considerate manner towards pedestrians, who may find themselves drenched as they stand or walk by the side of the road.

According to the Road Traffic Act 1988, a person may be charged with the offence of “careless and inconsiderate driving” if they drive “a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place”.

An example of inconsiderate behaviour includes splashing pedestrians on purpose. The majority of drivers who commit the offence will likely receive a £100 fine and three penalty points. But If they refuse to pay then they will face a magistrate who could impose a fine up to £5,000, although the maximum is very unlikely.

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