We've seen a lot of motoring laws come into power this year.

Recently, a zebra crossing rule launched which could see motorists slapped with a £100 fine and three points.

And an indicator error can see drivers hit with hefty fines behind the wheel too.

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Now Brits in a certain part of the UK could be told to apply for a special permit to drive across its city centre.

Oxford residents would need permits to drive across the city centre if council plans to reduce traffic get approved.

If the proposals receive the green light, drivers will be given a pass which allows them to travel through the city on 100 days in the year.

Up to three permits will be issued to each household, but buses, coaches, vans, lorries, emergency vehicles, blue badge holders and care workers would be exempt.

Oxfordshire County Council would monitor vehicles through automatic number plate recognition cameras.

The traffic filters would be in place in Hythe Bridge Street, Thames Street, St Cross Road, St Clements, Hollow Way and Marston Ferry Road.

If approved, the filters would operate seven days a week from 7am until 7pm.

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The only exception would be in Marston Ferry Road and Hollow Way, which aren't running on Sundays.

And if a driver is caught travelling without a permit, they'd be slapped with a £70 fine.

A consultation on the new traffic measures ended on October 13 with the council expected to make a decision next month.

YouGov figures found 60% of the 249 people surveyed in the city support the measures, while 30% are against them.

Robin Tucker, chair of the Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel, told the BBC: "Currently our buses are slower than a horse and cart, and our city doesn't feel safe enough to get around.

"We need to see measures including traffic filters, a clean air zone and ways to encourage people away from commuting by car so we can all move freely and get where we want to go."

It comes as new driving licence changes could help road safety but restrict younger motorists.

The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) can improve road safety for millions of people behind the wheel.

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