10 TikTok car interior trends that could see drivers fined £1,000
10 simple TikTok car interior trends that could see drivers fined up to £1,000 and have points taken from their license have been revealed.
Motorists have been warned about these popular trends which have garnered millions of views on a major car dealership group’s short video app.
Group 1 Automotive analyzed some of the social media platform’s most popular hashtags to better understand trending car styling styles.
However, they noted that several of these top trends could be in violation of the Highway Code and the Highway Code.
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What do the Highway Code and Highway Code say?
The Highway Traffic Act and the Rules of the Road state that if a driver’s view of the road is obstructed in any way, they could be breaking the law.
Recently it was reported that air fresheners or ‘fluffy dice’ on a motorist’s real view window could result in fines of £1,000 and 3 points off their licence.
This applies to any decoration or modification that adversely affects the view of the road for motorists.
If a driver’s road safety is affected, they could also be penalized for dangerous driving.
Popular TikTok car styling trends that could lead to £1,000 fines for drivers
Here are the trending TikTok car decoration hashtags that could lead to penalties for drivers ranging from fines to points on their licenses:
- #barbiecar – 94 million views
- #pinkcarinterior – 63 million views
- #starlightroof – 6.6 million views
- #carbling – 5.1 million views
- #kawaiicar – 4.3 million views
- #girlycardecor – 3.4 million views
- #girlycar – 3.4 million views
- #pinkcardecor – 2.2 million views
- #blueinterior – 2.2 million views
- #customdash – 1.5 million views
About TikTok Car Interior Trends
The rise of “Barbie core” ahead of the upcoming Barbie movie premiere starring Margot Robbie has taken TikTok by storm with 94 million views for the #barbiecar hashtag.
#barbiecar and other similar hashtags promote the use of hot pinks, plush and fluffy main mirrors, many of which obstruct the view of the road and distract the person driving the vehicle.
Other trends like #starlightroof and #carbling also see drivers adding new luxury and eye-catching features that could see them penalized for obstructed views and dangerous driving.
This data comes from research conducted by Group 1 Automotive, for more information please visit the Group 1 Automotive website.