Angry UK drivers may get fined £1,000 for making rude hand gestures

You should probably calm down if you get angry a lot when driving.


If you don’t then you might see yourself getting hit with a maximum £1,000 fine.

That massive penalty would apply even for the smallest acts of aggression like a ‘rude hand gesture’.


Sticking the middle finger up at someone who just cut you up would see you get prosecuted for ‘disorderly conduct’.

This falls under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and is punishable with a penalty of up to three quarters of a person’s weekly salary.

Motorists could get fined for a rude hand gesture (Picture: Getty Images)

Another way you may be done is being classified ‘not being in full control of a vehicle’.

Yep, technically if your hand is a way from the wheel the car is not fully under control.

Earlier this week BBC presenter Jeremy Vine claimed he had witnessed up to 40 motoring offences on his daily commute by bicycle when he was questioned by the London Assembly Transport Committee.

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The 52-year-old was shouted at and told he would be knocked out during a road rage incident in west London in 2016, which was recorded. Mr Vine said in another case a driver being fined £3,000 after knocking him off his bike and another being sent on a retraining course.

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