The trend of decorating your car for Halloween has been growing in popularity, with #HalloweenCar racking up over 15 million views on TikTok. However, if you decorate your car in the wrong way, you could be faced with big fines.
Decorating your car with spiderwebs is sure to give you a scary look as your drive around, but make sure you do it in the right way, or you could face a fine of up to £2500.
When you’re covering your car in spiderwebs, make sure you leave your windows and mirrors clear. Even though it’s Halloween, you still need to be able to see your surroundings.
It might be tempting to change the colour of your headlights for the big day, but you could face a £50 fine if you do.
Leasing Options, a car leasing company, says: “It is an offence to have red lights at the front of your car, white lights to the rear (unless reversing), or neon lights under or on the side of your car.”
Some coloured lights are only allowed to be used by people in specific professions. Green lights can only be fitted on medical practitioner vehicles, and blue lights are for emergency vehicles only.
Like the spiderwebs, you’ll have to place stickers and other decals strategically so as not to obstruct your view.
While it may look much more effective and scarier to have bloody handprints on your windscreen, this could get you into a lot of trouble. You could be hit with a £2500 fine and, depending on the severity of the offence, three points on your licence.
There are plenty of ways to use the boot of your car for Halloween decorating, but make sure you’re careful about it.
One popular decoration is having a fake arm sticking out from the boot. However, doing this can be judged inconsiderate to other drivers and pedestrians.
Leasing Options says: “The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that driving ‘without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place’ is an offence and could lead to you being stopped by the police and given up to a £5000 fine.”
You could also be fined a further £1000 if the fake arm obstructs the view of your number plate.
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