TODAY Road Traffic Laws What are they? Issues Changes to laws Alcohol Drugs Road Traffic Laws What laws do you know of about driving? Use the handout on Road Traffic Acts to complete the following table. LAWS PENALTIES Driving without tax or MOT £1000 fine max. Proposed changes to road laws The UK government is considering introducing a graduated licensing scheme: – Not taking the driving test until 18 – Complete minimum number of lessons before taking a tougher test – Zero alcohol limit for one year after taking test – Ban on carrying passengers aged 10 to 20 from 11pm to 5am for one year after test. EVIDENCE FOR: • 17-19yr olds are ten times more likely to have an accident than a 30 year old. AGAINST: • 70% of 17 year olds rely on their car to drive themselves to work.