In Britain, the cars are confiscated for loud music

Many do not know that the punishment for the loud music coming from the car varies depending on whether the car is parked or moving along the road. Let's try to figure out what fans of turning the volume to the maximum may face.

First of all, it is worth noting that it is illegal to listen to loud music that for a long time hinders other people or prevents a driver from driving a car. The penalty for this violation depends on whether the car is parked or you are driving along the road, since in this case you will either deal with the police or with the local authorities.

If your car is parked on the street or in a private area, then local authorities have the right to charge you with exceeding the permissible noise level, as if you were listening to music in the house and interfering with neighbors. The local authorities do not have the right to stop the car and demand documents from the driver.

But the police have much more opportunities to punish the driver under article 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002. If too loud music is heard from the car that disturbs and irritates others, the police have the right to confiscate the car. To begin with, the intruder can be warned and asked to make the sound quieter. Ignoring this warning can lead to the confiscation of the car.

In addition, if the engine or the exhaust pipe of the car are noisy too much, then according to the 1986 Road Vehicles Regulations 1986, the police have the right to issue a penalty to the driver on the spot.

While driving on the road, you are unlikely to be punished for loud music, since you can cause concern to others only for a short period of time. But if the police see that the music is clearly distracting you from traffic on the road, you can be stopped for careless driving. The punishment for this can result in a penalty of £100 and three penalty points, just as if you were eating, taking off your coat or putting on makeup while driving.

Rebecca Ashton of IAM RoadSmart, said: "Listening to music is pleasant, and even beneficial for many drivers, because it gives them a chance to settle calm while traveling, but loud music can interfere with both while driving and when some more complex maneuvers. It must be remembered that the human brain cannot concentrate on different things at the same time, and loud sounds can only interfere with the driving. In addition, so you cannot hear what is happening on the road."

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