Consider yourself a law-abiding citizen? Well, you might have to think again.
Following a complaint from one Armagh resident over taxis beeping their horns at all hours of the night in his estate, we looked into the legalities of tooting your beeper at a certain time.
Beeping a car horn for any reason apart from alerting others drivers of a potential danger is in fact a crime!
According to the law, no person shall sound, or cause or permit to be sounded, any horn, gong, bell or siren fitted to or carried on a vehicle which is: (a) stationary on a road, at any time, other than at times of danger due to another moving vehicle on or near the road; or (b)in motion on a restricted road, between 11.30pm and 7am the following morning.
But according to OnePoll, there are 40 small crimes people break on a daily basis they may not even know about!
Sticking a postage stamp to an envelope upside down is treason.
The research, carried out by OnePoll, also revealed Saturday at 1.52pm is the day and time people are most likely to break the law.
These are the top 40 ‘small’ laws broken:
1. Drank alcohol under the age of 18
2. Sworn or gestured to other road users
3. Eaten or drank whilst driving
4. Vacuumed between the hours of 6pm and 8am on a weekday or 1pm & 8am on a Saturday or on a Sunday
5. Parked partly on a pavement
6. Cycled on pavements
7. Speeding whilst driving
8. Pocketed change when given wrong amount
9. Beeped a horn for any reason other than alerting traffic
10. Been drunk on the street, in a pub or in a restaurant
11. Changed a CD whilst driving
12. Had sex in a public place
13. Bought cigarettes under the age of 18
14. Dropped litter
15. Taken illegal drugs
16. Disturbed people by ringing their doorbells / knocking at their doors and leaving before being answered (or playing knock, knock, ginger – also known as known down ginger)
17. Not worn a seatbelt during a car journey
18. Flown a kite in a park
19. Used a fake name on the internet
20. Stuck a postage stamp upside down
21. Used a mobile phone while driving
22. Cycled without lights after dark
23. Parked on double yellow lines
24. Driven through a red light
25. Not paid for a carrier bag at a self-service check-out
26. Had sex when you were under 16 years of age
27. Not had a TV license and watched TV
28. Used someone else’s Wi-Fi without them knowing
29. Smoked in a non-smoking area
30. Thrown tree cuttings back over your neighbours’ garden
31. Claimed an item at the self-service till without paying for it
32. Taken a child out of school for a holiday – without the head teacher’s permission
33. Not informed the DVLA of a change of name or address
34. Not cleaned up after your dog has pooed on the street/public path
35. Cycled through a red light
36. Fiddled your expenses
37. Sung or chanted a crude football chant in the street
38. Gone fishing without a license
39. Parked opposite a junction
40. Put make-up on while driving
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