Motorists are being warned there are new laws coming into place in the next few days.
Rules on the road are constantly being changed with new regulations already introduced in 2021.
It’s very important for drivers to understand the laws to avoid fines or even penalty points on their licences.
Three laws are set to be launched in March, including one rule regarding Heavy Goods Vehicles that could affect many businesses.
But first people in London should know tougher Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) standards are coming into action from March 1.
The London Low Emissions Zone means vehicles like lorries, buses, coaches and some vans will need to meet Euro 6 standards.
These charges are based on vehicle types with those who meet Euro 4 or Euro 5 emissions set to pay a daily rate of £100.
But Heavy Goods Vehicles who don’t meet the regulations must pay up to £300 on a daily basis.
Drivers who refuse to pay could be fined £500, or £250 if it’s sorted within 14 days.
Meanwhile, Transport for London has confirmed drivers of HGV’s over 12 tonnes will need a Safety Permit from March 1.
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The new driving permits are completely free but vehicles which do not have a permit will be told to pay a penalty charge notice.
Fines of up to £550 could be issued, but reduced to £275 if it’s paid within 14 days.
TfL said: “The Direct Vision Standard measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows.
“This indicates the level of risk to vulnerable road users, such as people walking and cycling, near the vehicle.”
It added: “The Direct Vision Standard and HGV safety permit for HGVs is part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041.”
Also the first Clean Air Zone is set to be introduced outside of London on March 15.
Motorists may need to pay a daily charge if they drive through a polluting petrol and diesel car into the Bath city centre.
Bath and North East Somerset Council has confirmed private cars and motorbikes will not be charged under the new scheme.
Taxis, private hire vehicles and minibuses which do not meet the new guidelines will be charged up to £9 a day.
There are exemptions available for some hard to replace vehicles or those which support health and emergency services.
But the council warned any local exemptions only apply in the Bath’s Clean Air Zone and cannot be used in any other area.
Birmingham is also another city to introduce new Clean Air Zone charges this year.