Busting Convicted insurance Driving Myths
The myth busters have over run the www.convictedinsurance.co.uk offices today, and have some common driving law myths to expose for you:
1. Is driving while eating a convictable offence?
If you are caught eating, snacking, drinking, or changing your radio station while driving you can be convicted with a CD10 for not having due care and attention while in control of a motor vehicle.
So the answer is yes

2. Is it illegal to drive without wearing any shoes?
You don’t legally have to wear shoes to drive a vehicle, as stated in the Highway Code you need to have appropriate clothing and foot wear so as to not prevent you using the driving controls in the correct manner.
So as long as your bare feet don’t prevent you using the controls technically you are ok although it is frowned upon, however other footwear such as stilettos and flip flops are more likely to be breaking the highway code as they are more restrictive and have more chance of getting caught on the pedals.

3 You can’t get insured if you have driving convictions.
This is simply not true, insurers will ask whether you have any driving convictions to asses the amount of risk you carry, but there will always be someone out there to insure you with driving convictions. Convicted Insurance is a comparison site that specialises in finding cover for drivers with convictions, if you need car insurance and have driving convictions click here to start your search.

4. it’s not illegal to talk on your mobile while your car is stationary
This is not true, if your engine is running and you are using your mobile, even in a traffic jam you are committing a driving offence. That will result a fine and 3 point endorsement.
If you think you are safe using loud speaker or headphones, the police can still stop you and penalize you if they deem that your mobile phone is distracting you.

5. It’s ok to sit in the back seats without a seat belt.
This is definitely an offence; people sitting in the back seats without a belt on are a danger to themselves and others.
This is pretty self explanatory, don’t do it unless your car was originally manufactured without seat belts in the back seats.

6. Driving with the fog lights on all the time is OK.
Fog lights are to be used when visibility of the road has been reduced by a significant amount (approx. 100 metres) when visibility improves, fog lights must be switched off. If you have your fog lights on all the time even when visibility is clear you can dazzle oncoming drivers and risk being prosecuted by the police.

So there you have it, the myth busters have done it again! If you ever find your self getting prosecuted by the police for any of these offences then you’ll need some form of convicted driver insurance, which you can get hold of here: http://www.convictedinsurance.co.uk