New Driving Laws for 2019

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in News

New Driving Laws for 2019

Over the years there have been huge changes in driving laws in the UK and this year is set to be no exception as changes come into effect that will no doubt change the way we are expected to act on the roads. While the endless updates to the law can seem tiring, it is vital that you are informed of all the latest changes so that you can both keep on the right side of the law and keep safe. In this blog we will be talking you through just some of the changes that will come into force this year.


Learners on the Motorway

This law change could be seen as a real positive one if you think that experience is the best way of learning. This year for the first-time learner drivers will be aloud to drive on the motorway as long as they are with a qualified instructor who has dual controls in the vehicle. Previously you could only take to the motorway after passing your driving test. This update to the law will see learner drivers now get invaluable first-hand experience.

Overtaking Cyclists

Although a law was put in place last year, a lot of drivers don’t know about the new laws regarding overtaking cyclists. Motorists can now actually be fined for not leaving enough space between them and the cyclist. The penalty for this offence is a £100 fine and 3 points on your license, which is something you could certainly do without!

MOT Rules

Over the years we have seen the MOT develop into something far more complex than people would ever imagine it could be. When you come to us for next MOT you will notice a number of new additions to the test. These include checks for underinflated tyres, contaminated brake fluid, brake pad warning lights and missing brake pads or discs.


Here at Off Rhodes Garage we have great expertise when it comes to the latest driving law changes. If you’d like some more information on the latest driving laws, call us on 01748 811 500 or visit