England followers warned singing Hey Jude for Bellingham too loud might price them £1k

Belting out a Beatles classic at the wheel in honour of England superstar Jude Bellingham could cost fans £1,000, motoring experts have warned.

That, along with up to three penalty points, is the maximum sentence for distracted driving, which is what singing too loudly at the wheel could be classed as.

England fans at Euro 2024 have started serenading the Real Madrid midfielder with Hey Jude – the Paul McCartney-penned hit released by The Beatles back in 1968.

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In addition chanting passengers could be said to have distracted the designated driver – resulting in fines for all. Tooting a car horn in celebration is also a law breach.

Rule 112 of the Highway Code states horns should only be used to warn other road users of a driver’s presence. Illegal use of a horn could result in a £1,000 fine if the case ends up in court.

You'd better be careful if you sing too loudly at the wheel
You’d better be careful if you sing too loudly at the wheel

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A spokesman for UK car lease giant Nationwide Vehicle Contracts said: “With the nation cheering on the England squad in the Euro 2024 tournament many people will be feeling rightfully patriotic and ready to celebrate.

“However celebrating Euro wins in the car can actually lead to hefty fines.”

Bellingham’s early header gave the Three Lions a 1-0 win over Serbia in their Euro 2024 Group C opener last Sunday. The 20-year-old was cheered to the rafters by fans at the Arena AufSchalke.

Speaking afterwards, he said: “I listen to the Beatles a lot. My style of music is a bit old, so that that’s right on my street.

“I really enjoy playing in front of the England fans. It’s a different experience for me because obviously I play abroad. So when I can hear an English crowd for the first time every few months, I really enjoy it.

“They give me a lot of appreciation, a lot of love. And I try to give that back with my performances and my energy on the pitch.”