With Bonfire night approaching, an expert is warning motorists that it is illegal to buy and transport too many fireworks. 

Graham Conway, managing director at Select Car Leasing warns drivers that if they are caught travelling with in excess of 50kg of fireworks, it could lead to hefty punishments. 

Select’s Conway said: “Drivers can be punished with a £300 fine, six penalty points and invalidated insurance cover if they don’t follow the rules.

“It is against the law for anyone to buy and transport more than 50kg of fireworks unless they hold a valid registration or licence."

He added: "It is also important you do not leave fireworks in your car overnight. If it rains or is a foggy night, the inside of the vehicle can become damp, making the fireworks more susceptible to becoming volatile and leaking explosive material.

“Fireworks should be clear of ALL combustible materials, and shouldn’t be stored with items that will easily catch fire. Whilst transport cartons can be stored in the vehicle, they should be flattened out and completely empty.

“Not to mention, if your vehicle is involved in an accident, any sparks from an incident could also ignite fireworks."