England footy fans could receive huge fine for beeping car horn to celebrate

Many footy fans are excited about England's big match against Ukraine this evening (July 3) in the Euros quarter-finals.

However, it's best not to get too carried away with your car horn if Harry Kane and the rest of the boys bring in the win.

That's because fans who beep their horn to celebrate the results could face a huge fine.

According to the Highway Code, drivers should only use their horns when their car is moving and they need to warn other road users of their presence.

They shouldn't beep their horn in anger or to celebrate an epic goal.

In fact, sounding your horn in a built-up area between 11.30pm and 7am at night is actually illegal unless there is genuine danger in not alerting another road user to your presence.

Punishments start at a £30 Fixed Penalty Notice, but things can escalate.

If you challenge the punishment in court and lose you could pay up to £1,000.

But if it's the local council who've reported you, having decided that you're causing noise pollution, they may provide you with an abatement notice. Failure to comply with that could lead to fines of £5,000 or even £20,000.

The news comes after one footy mad dad received threats of window-smashing for flying 23 England flags during the Euros.

Manchester United fan Chris Woods, 42, defended his patriotic Euro 2020 display after trolls threatened his family home.

The Manchester United fan said: "I didn’t do it to offend anyone – I just wanted to make people smile.

"I haven’t missed a single match since the Euros have started. I don’t drink so I don’t go to pub gardens, I just watch it from home with the family.

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"Neighbours seem to love it and said well done but a few people said nasty things online and threatened to smash my windows."

He added: "I’m not a hooligan, I’m just a friendly person, anyone from any nationality can come."

"Whenever there is a tournament like the Euros or World Cup I’ll stick the flags up. It’s not expensive, just a couple of quid per flag.

"I like to see people smile, drivers have been beeping their horns and it makes people happy as they drive past."

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