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Many motorists drive with a poorly cleaned car, the amount of the fine is steep

This is why you should not neglect cleaning all the elements on a car.

Buying a car is often a big investment. Unfortunately, a car loses its value very quickly. On average 30% of its purchase price from the first year. Voilaà why it is recommended maintain it well to minimize its decline over time. Cleaning it regularly – it is recommended to do it once every month – participates à its good maintenance. Dirt, whether mud, dust, insects or even bird droppings, damages the paint and bodywork of our vehicles. But that's not the only reason why you need to clean your car regularly. It’s also because the Highway Code requires it.

And yes, driving a dirty vehicle is punishable by a fine of up to 50%. from the moment when ù This has an impact on security. This does not only concern the windshield or the headlights for which there is an obligation of cleanliness; for an obvious question of good visibility. Two other parts of your vehicle should be cleaned regularly to avoid the risk of being arrested by law enforcement. We don't think about it often, but license plates covered in dirt' may also be subject to fines in the event of a police or gendarmerie check. It is in winter, when the weather is at its worst, that fines multiply for this reason, which is not always known to motorists.

The law states that an illegible, or partially illegible, registration plate constitutes an offense because the vehicle is no longer identifiable and so neither does the driver. In fact, driving with plates whose numbers and letters cannot be distinguished amounts to à ride without plates. Even if this is not the case, the police could for example blame you for not cleaning your plates voluntarily so as not to be identified by speed radars . This is perhaps why the fine is particularly steep, height of 135 euros, and it rises to 375 euros if you exceed the payment deadlines.

To make sure you stay compliant, it's best to keep your license plates clean. There are different, fairly simple ways to clean them. lower costs. One of the most used methods is to scrub the plates with mild soap before rinsing them with clean water and then drying them with a clean cloth. In a few minutes, these two elements positioned on the front and rear bumper regain all their shine. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116