New motoring laws are coming to the UK from next month.
Changes will be put into place in a bid to protect road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.
In June, a handful of laws were introduced in the Highway Code's annual update and now more are being released.
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Now motorists risk £1,000 fines and penalty points if they make the wrong move to get out of the way of an emergency vehicle.
The Highway Code makes it clear that drivers should give way to vehicles with flashing lights, including police cars and fire engines.
However, the new law says when letting emergency cars pass, drivers must continue to abide by regular laws of the road.
So what are next month's new rules?
Low Emission Zones
Low emission zones are becoming more common across the UK in a bid to lower dangerous levels of pollution.
London, Brighton and Birmingham already operate LEZ zones – with fines issued to drivers who enter it without paying for a licence.
All new cars will be fitted with speed limiters installed, which will cap vehicles' top speeds.
The UK is still likely to adhere to the rules despite Brexit, with it having kept most laws for new cars.
Mobile Phone Usage
It will be illegal for motorists in the UK to use their phones at any time during a journey.
Previously, drivers could use devices for purposes that weren't for communication, like music or texting.
Now the law means anyone caught could receive a £200 fine and six points on their licence.
Taking goods to Europe
Motorists will be required to have a licence to carry goods into the EU or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The standard international goods vehicle licence will be required for light good vehicles, vans, and cars/vans towing trailers.
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