The Highway Code, including new laws for death by dangerous driving incidents; mobile phones; rules about pedestrians at junctions & information about self-driving cars.
We have a licence from the DVSA to reproduce the Highway code so our copy holds exactly the same information as the official book. The advantage of this version however is that updates go into the book as soon as we hear about them. So you won’t find a more up to date copy!
This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. It’s aim is to promote safety on the road, whilst also supporting a healthy, sustainable and efficient transport system.
Wording of The Highway Code
Many of the rules in the Code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence. You could receive a fine, penalty points on your licence or end up with a driving disqualification. In the most serious cases you may be sent to prison. These rules in bold such as ‘MUST/MUST NOT‘.
Although failure to comply with the other rules of the Code will not, in itself, mean a prosecution, The Highway Code may however be used in evidence in any court proceedings under the Traffic Acts to establish liability. This includes rules which use advisory wording such as ‘should/should not’ or ‘do/do not’.
Knowing and Applying the Rules
Knowing and applying the rules contained in The Highway Code could significantly reduce road casualties. But cutting the number of deaths and injuries that occur on our roads every day is a responsibility we all share. The Highway Code can help us discharge that responsibility but only if we follow its rules.
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