This is why you could be fined £1,000 for flying an England flag on your car during Euro 2020

Have you caught Euro fever yet?

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 11:14 am

Perhaps you have noticed yourself quietly humming Three Lions to yourself.

Or you counting down the days until England face Scotland at Wembley on Friday night?

If the excitement has well and truly got your in its grips, you might be considering decorating your home or vehicle.

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England flag on a car  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
England flag on a car (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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Before you dust down the St George’s Cross, you might want to check what the laws and rules around flying them are.

Here us what you need to know about having a flag on your car:

Can you fly a flag on your car?

For anyone wishing to display their patriotic pride on their vehicle there are several things to consider. First of all making sure that it does not obstruct your vision.

Common sense, and the Highway Code, dictate that your windscreen and windows must be kept clean and free from obstructions - so don’t go drapping your St George Cross over your rear windscreen, for example.

Also according to the Flag Institute, a car flag should be placed on a staff fitted to the front-right wing, in the centre of front edge of the bonnet, or in the centre of the front edge of the roof.

However the Mirror reports that under Regulation 30 of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, motorists must have a full view of the road and traffic ahead.

So if you have a flag that obstructs your view you could face a fine of up to £1,000.

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